GOLF AND CHIROPRACTIC

Suffering From Back Pain From Golf

You’re keen to improve your swing, but hours spent hunched over your club, along with the rotational stresses you put onto your back as you swing, can add up to serious back pain. Lower back pain is the most common, but don’t discount the discomfort of that shooting, stabbing pain between your shoulder blades, either.

Prevention

To prevent back issues, practice correct form and regularly exercise the muscles of your back (focusing specifically on trapezoid and pectoral muscles). Flexibility exercises such as yoga can also help to prevent back injuries.

Treatment

Once  back pain has begun, choose from the following depending on severity:

  • Rest

  • Alternating hot and cold packs

  • Pain medicine that also reduces inflammation, such as ibuprofen

  • Polycare’s Deep tissue massage

  • Visit Our chiropractor

  • Steroid injections

  • Surgery