Golf can be challenging (and sometimes frustrating).
A lot of golfers believe that the psychological aspect of the sport is its greatest challenge, and they undervalue the conditioning and biomechanics that are involved during the game. This is a big mistake that may eventually result in poor playing skills or even injury.
Although enjoyable, swinging regularly at golf balls can put your body in awkward positions, increasing the risk of injury. An extreme quantity of compressive force – about 10x your body weight – is usually exerted on the spinal cord during a golf swing and each joint involved in your swing is stretched to its maximum limit. If your body isn’t properly prepared to cope with such force, a physical injury will be the eventual outcome.
4 out of every 5 golfers have experienced back pain caused by repeatedly swinging their clubs. Other common golfer pain points include the hips, shoulders, and neck.
Why should golfers choose chiropractic care?
Some golfers manage their pain by taking over the counter medicine, while others reduce their playing time or retire altogether. Opting for chiropractic care, however, provides highly effective, drug-free pain treatment-allowing you to get off the recliner and back onto the course.
Prevent injuries from developing
Periodic chiropractic adjustments to the spine keep your body operating at maximum capacity and reduce the likelihood of injuries. If your neck is properly aligned with your back, awkward positions like golf swings will have fewer consequences.
Chiropractic therapy can reduce pain
By treating the factors causing your pain, rather than just the symptoms, chiropractors can help you reduce and manage your pain.
Both amateur and pro golfers are aware of the importance of mobility to their game. Chiropractic treatment increases your body’s overall flexibility and strength, which can prevent injury and may even take a few strokes off your score!
Improve Your Game
Whether you’re an avid golfer or new to the game, regular chiropractic care can help you improve your game, prevent injuries, and find drug-free pain relief. Contact us to schedule a free consultation so our talented team of chiropractors and physical therapists can get you (and your golf game) better than ever!