Golf is among the top spring and summer sports. Unfortunately, it can also be a painful sport if you don’t watch your technique and keep your back in top shape. Regular chiropractic care, and critical care at the first onset of pain, can help to keep you on the green this summer!
Many injuries are a result of the repetitive swinging movements that golfing requires. While some golfers may experience an acute or traumatic injury due to poor technique, most golfers have long-standing overuse injuries, and most often, these cause low back pain. Medical doctors have trouble offering much help with these low back injuries, and often they prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and addictive opioid medications. These medications only mask pain and make it easier for golf enthusiasts to ignore the problem and suffer more serious issues later, such as sciatica and herniated discs. If left untreated, these conditions can escalate to the point where major back surgery is prescribed, killing future golf plans.
Why Golfing Often Causes Lower Back Pains
One word: twisting. One of the biggest enemies of your low back is twisting. When you twist, your vertebrae are pulled from their correct position. While twisting your back is fine as an occasional activity, over time, the repetitive motions of your golf swing can damage your vertebrae and cause them to deviate from their proper positioning. This misalignment leads to inflammation in your discs and that puts extra pressure on the nerves in your back, which causes pain.
Chiropractic Care For Lower Back Pain
The good news is that chiropractic care is extraordinarily suited to treating back pain. Rather than focusing on the symptom of pain and treating it with medication, chiropractic care focuses on the cause of the pain and eliminating those factors. Lower back pain is notoriously difficult to treat medically. In fact, it is one of the top reasons that medical doctors prescribe addictive opioid pain medications. The only answers that traditional medicine has for low back pain is rest, muscle relaxers, pain medications and surgery. Chiropractic care offers a more natural option to help your body heal itself. Because a chiropractic adjustment realigns the spine, it naturally relieves the muscle tension and inflammation caused by misalignments, and it even can improve your natural swing through improved mobility. Get ready for more consistent, stable, and powerful drives!
Chiropractic Services For St Paul Golfers
If you are looking for ways to improve your athletic performance through chiropractic care, a partnership with the team at St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center is a great place to start. Through our customized treatment plan, our dedicated staff is here to help reduce the likelihood that you’ll get injured during the season. To learn more about how we can improve your game, give us a call today at (651) 644-7207 or email us at email@example.com.