Golf Injuries and Chiropractic
Golf is a slow paced, low impact sport that puts tremendous strain on your back, neck and elbows. So much so there’s even a condition called “Golfer’s elbow.”
Herniated and bulging discs occur a lot with older golfers who have been practicing and playing golf for a few decades. It’s not necessarily one instance that causes a ruptured disc, it may actually be a build-up of playing golf over the years.
Fortunately, there’s a way to combat and neutralize the strain that golf puts on our bodies: chiropractic. Regular chiropractic care will adjust your posture, muscular balance, and sports performance dramatically.
Tiger Woods, 14 time PGA Championship winner, strongly advocates chiropractic care:
“..lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
Chiropractic care helps by achieving proper vertebral alignment which allows the muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs to work in proper motion with each other. This is done through light spinal adjustments, possibly therapy (heat/ice, traction, laser, ultrasound), and incorporating stretches that are specific to the golf swing. 99% of patients that address their spinal issues as they relate to golf find that not only does their golf game improve and become more enjoyable but their overall health improves as well.
Injury prevention is maybe even more important of a reason to see a chiropractor, which is why not is a great time to start getting chiropractic treatment so you’ll be in optimal shape to play golf this spring.