Golf is a terrific sport, and a terrific activity to spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, golf is also hard on the back. Many golfers experience back pain (Statistics claim that over 80% of regular golfers have experienced some type of back pain related to the sport) and some of them even give up the game, possibly forever, because of injury. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Chiropractic care can help alleviate back pain associated with the sport, and it can even help to prevent future injury by keeping everything in optimal alignment.
Some golfers may turn to over-the-counter medications to temporarily alleviate back pain, but it’s possible chiropractic medicine can get them back to the game they love, without the need for continual use of pills. An injury treated at the source will heal quicker, and when a chiropractor works on the spine the joints and muscles, they are treating the entire area. Your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help to alleviate the pain in your back, and also, through consistent adjustment, help you to avoid injuries. If you know you’re less likely to be injured on the course, you will likely appreciate your time on the course more.
To avoid further injury, remember to stretch before you play. A few simple stretches before you swing can help prepare your body. If you suffer from pain or are healing from injury, it’s a good idea to use appliances to carry your clubs; a golf cart or something as simple as a push cart will take the weight of the clubs off your back and hips, and lessen the chance of aggravating an injury.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help treat your golfing-related injury, or you are ready to schedule your next adjustment before you tee off for your next eighteen holes, call your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic today.