Is your golf game suffering?

Written By Chiropractic Health and Wellness on March 20, 2015

Is your golf game suffering? 

With Spring just right around the corner, many people are starting to dust the cobwebs off of their golf clubs in preparation for the warm weather. As I get ready to take to the course for my first round of the year, I had a few thoughts. While most people don't see golf as a strenuous, or very athletically challenging game, I actually think golfers have more aches and pains than other athletes. While they aren't running marathons, or doing 50 reps of burpees, they are still moving muscles and their spine in ways that it typically doesn't move. You have to think that playing 18 holes and repetitively moving the body in a swinging motion over and over isn't exactly relaxing for the muscles. It is a very unnatural movement that causes torso, neck and low back pain. 
Well, how to do you alleviate that pain and keep your golf game from suffering? I think we all know what my answer is going to be. Chiropractic care and massage. That will be the most successful "one, two" punch that your back pain needs. Regular chiropractic care aides in injury treatment, as well as prevention, in turn improving your game and hopefully your score. Loose backs mean a more fluid and healthy swing. As far as massages, I don't think there is anyone who will tell you that they are bad for you. No matter if you get a classic Swedish massage, or a deep tissue treatment, either way your body is benefiting. Massage promotes circulation and blood flow. Which when it comes to golf, the more oxygen your muscles have, the better they will perform. Also, getting regular massage will loosen any tightness that may eventually turn into injuries. Prevention is usually the best form of injury care. 
That being said, I hope as the sun starts to melt the snow, and the green grass finally comes back, that we all find time to get outside and enjoy our brief months of sunshine. Whether it be on the course, riding a bike, or simply taking a walk, being active is the key to maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

Cheers to a happy and healthy Spring for everyone!

-Erin Sontowski
March 20th, 2015

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