Chiropractic Care Addresses Some Common Golfing Complaints
Golf is the chosen pastime for many adults and some young people who want to enjoy time outdoors and get some exercise. While it might look like an easy sport, golf is very tough on the body. Anyone who golfs, whether for recreation or competitively, must make sure that they are taking care of the areas of the body that are under pressure during the game.
Chiropractic care can help to address some of the injuries that occur during the game, but it is also valuable for helping to prevent those injuries from occurring in the first place. Using a comprehensive approach to spinal care can help golfers to fare better on the links.
The quest for the perfect swing
In order to have a game that is at par or better, you need to perfect your golf swing. Working to perfect it is very hard on the spine. With each swing of the golf club, the spine is subjected to a compressive pressure that is 10 times greater than normal. This pressure can lead to injuries, soreness, and a misaligned spine.
Not only will you have to deal with the pressure on your spine while you are playing, you also have to deal with stress in the other areas of the body. This is especially true for the hips, which twist with each swing. The shoulders and elbows are also subjected to stress during a swing. This is why so many golfers suffer from “golfer’s elbow.” Wrist issues are also possible since golfers often use the “hit it where it lands” rule for playing.
Chiropractic care to address issues
Before injuries occur, chiropractic care can help to keep the spine properly aligned. This reduces the risk of injuries because it enables the entire body to work as it is intended to work. By doing this, you can lessen the chance that you will suffer from pinched nerves and similar conditions.
An injury on the green is a sure sign that you need to make a trip to the chiropractor. You’d be surprised by how many injuries are actually the result of the pressure that is on the spine altering the alignment. Sciatic nerve pain from hip movements, shoulder pain or elbow pain from swinging the golf club, and back injuries of all sorts can all be addressed through spinal manipulation at your chiropractor’s office.