Back pain is arguably the most common pain experienced by golfers, yet most of them will never consider visiting a Victoria BC chiropractor. Taking an aspirin or going to see a physical therapists are the most common routes taken when pain becomes a problem. So why does pain come up for golfers and how can chiropractic treatment help?
Unnecessary spinal rotation during a golf swing can cause stress in the torso
Many golf instructors teach their students to use big swings, but in reality a shorter swinger can provide more control and just as much speed. The muscles that should be used to best gain power during your swing are the arm and forearm muscles as well as the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles. With all of these muscles, you do not need to rotate your spine in order to gain power. But when big swings are used, the spine does become rotated and pain can occur as a result.
Chiropractic can help with adjusting your spine, with rehabilitation, and more
If you’re experiencing pain as a result of golfing, a chiropractor can diagnose the problem and come up with a solution that will last. Chiropractic adjustments are the route to take if you want pain to be reduced, as this technique will target the spine. The long-term solution for making sure pain stays away for good is to take the advice the chiropractors in Victoria should give you concerning the movement of your spine during your golf swing.
A rehabilitation program to stabilize the lumbar spine may also be recommended for therapeutic reasons and as a preventative measure. The golf swing is very prone to causing stress to the lumbar spine and injury to this area is highly likely, so a program to help allow it to remain aligned properly can be great for helping you to maintain your health and your game.
If you currently have an injury, a program to train the lumbar spine to stabilize can not only treat your current condition but also help to prevent injuries from occurring in the future. Without such a treatment, you may end up having to rely on other, non-preventative treatment methods in the future.
This program may include exercises that have minimal harm on the lumbar spine, including curl-ups, cat stretches, and isometric horizontal side support. Overall, effective chiropractic treatment from Achieve Health should be both therapeutic and preventative in order for you to get the best results.