Chiropractic Helps Golfers

Posted on Sep 23, 2018


Golf is a game played on a large, open-air course, in which a small, hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground. The object of the game is to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course. Millions of people golf and love it. It can be frustrating, challenging, and even annoying at times, but that doesn’t stop them from wanting to improve their score and, if they’re lucky, score a “hole in one!”

Many golfers often experience pain in their bodies. Perhaps it’s the way they use their clubs to hit the ball. They might be swinging in such a way that aggravates various parts of their body– most commonly their lower backs, right?

Swinging a golf club uses a lot of muscles. When one muscle is a little “off” and cannot keep up with the others, then the others must overcompensate– and pain occurs. It’s not unusual for golfers to experience subluxations, which are misalignments, to the spine. If the spine is “off,” then a person’s poor posture can lead to poor performance and injuries. Chiropractors can use their hands to make manual adjustments to the spine, in order to get it back to its proper positioning in the body.

Golf is a repetitive sport– all those repeated swings can lead to muscle and joint strains. Thus, it should be no surprise that professional golfers often make chiropractic care a part of their regimen– even people like Tiger Woods. Amateur golfers would be wise to utilize the services of a chiropractor, too, in order to get their body into tip-top shape. There are certain exercises a chiropractor can show a golfer to help condition them for the specific demands of the sport.

Some of the key problem areas for golfers, besides the back, include the elbows (bent during the downswing, becoming hyperextended), hips, neck and wrists. Obviously, it’s no fun to be in pain while golfing.

If you’re a golfer in Minnesota and you’d appreciate smart chiropractic care from Dr. Gerard at Lakewoods Chiropractic, please call 651-464-0800 or email info@lakewoodschiropractic.com to schedule an appointment.

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