We have all been there. You pick up the game of golf a few years ago and fall in love with it instantly. Suddenly, every free moment is spent on the course. However, as with any new physical activity, nagging injuries start to set in. But you are young and invincible, so you shake them off and carry on playing through the pain. That is until one day, you make a weird swing and something pops. Now you can barely move your arm without searing pain shooting down your spine. Time to face reality and get help from a professional chiropractor who can help alleviate the pain and get you back out on the course as soon as possible!
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Proponents claim that such disorders affect general health via the nervous system. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.
How can chiropractic help with my golf injury?
A Golf Injury often responds very well to conservative care such as chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy modalities and exercises. A study published in The Journal of Manipulative found that “chiropractic management of low back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated disc represents an attractive conservative treatment option with both short-term and long-term favorable clinical outcome.” In this particular study they found that most patients (76%) reported substantial improvement after 6 weeks of care and continued to improve at 1 year follow-up.
Is there anything I can do to prevent golf injuries?
One major way to prevent golf injuries or decrease their severity if they do occur is by maintaining good fitness levels throughout the year by playing other sports, working out or doing yoga/pilates. It is important to have a healthy balance in your life! Secondly, always warm up before teeing off by doing some light stretching exercises targeting your neck, shoulders ,arms ,back ,hips ,and legs. Thirdly avoid playing through pain as this will only make the injury worse in the long run! And lastly, listen to your body! If something doesn’t feel right, take a break or see a professional such as a chiropractor or physiotherapist to assess the situation!
If you are dealing with a nagging golf injury that just won’t go away no matter how many advil you pop, it may be time to seek professional help from a chiropractor who can provide you with relief without having to resort to surgery or powerful drugs with nasty side effects. Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who focus on treating mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system using manual manipulation techniques which have been shown to be effective in treating conditions such as herniated discs, low back pain and sciatica. In addition to providing relief from current injuries, seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis can also help prevent future injuries by keeping your body aligned and in balance. So if you want to get back out on the course pain-free, give us a call today!