Wednesday, 5 April 2017

How Chiropractic Treatment Helps Back Pain from Golf


Golf is a popular sport not only in the US, but all over the world. Its popularity is increasing day-by-day. There are millions of Americans who love playing golf during weekends. Some avid golfers say that playing golf comforts them and gives them a sense of satisfaction, but it has some downsides as well such as back pain. The majority of the golfers develop back pain .


Lower back problems don’t just affect normal people, it can be a problem for professional golfers, too. The major reasons for back pain are:

  • Degeneration of joints   
  • Muscle Strain  
  • Internal disc disruption or herniation

Why Back Pain Happens

  • Contrary to the popular belief back pain never happens because of the lower back. It may be the present source of pain but can never be the actual cause of the pain.
  • Usually the abnormal body movements from other parts of the body force the lower part of the body to do excessive work till it gets exhausted. Actually, the extra working of your lower back results in injury.
  • It is important for a golfer to have correct posture, flexibility and the right balance. If these things are managed well, then there will be less chances of a back pain due to golf.
  • Golfers who play on the weekends and lack fitness or who don't warm-up and have poor swing mechanics are more prone to injuries. 
Also Read: How Chiropractic Treatment Eases Lower Back Pain

How Chiropractic Treatment Helps 

Chiropractors normally use spinal manipulation and some other techniques to alleviate back pain. Spinal manipulation stimulates body's self-healing abilities. Realignment of the spine reduces pressure on the central nervous system.

When someone visits a chiropractor for the very first time, he/she is asked to describe the symptoms and an x-ray test is conducted to assess the condition. Afterwards, the chiropractor prepares a treatment plan which requires the patient to visit the chiropractor's office multiple times over a long period of time for pain therapy.

The chiropractor applies pressure on key parts of the back for the realignment of the spine to alleviate pain. Massages are also an integral part of the treatment.

Chiropractic treatment is non evasive and effective. Patients feel the relief quite sooner. It’s a good idea to consult a chiropractor for back pain related issues.

Active Chiropractic & Laser Center is a leading chiropractor in Tustin, California. If you play golf and are experiencing a back pain, call us immediately at (714) 639-4640.