Your friends here at Vida Chiropractic (Newark) offer this blog post to you golfers looking to up your game. Across Newark golfers are breaking out their clubs from the winter slumber and beginning to hit the driving range and practice swings out in the yard with increasing frequency. Just take a moment to assess your swing (or watch a pro) and appreciate the strain that a golf swing places on the spine and the surrounding muscles. It is very common for amateur and pro golfers alike to seek regular chiropractic treatments primarily for the purpose to return their spine to alignment. Most golfers will experience a degree of back pain at one point or another. It does not take long for an avid golfer to move his/her spine into misalignment. Chiropractic spinal adjustments and manipulation care for you Newark NJ golfers will help improve your golf game and quality of life without the negative side effects of pain medication or surgery. More on that now.
The Link Between Golf and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care allows the whole body to perform optimally. Swinging a golf club takes a lot of coordination between several body parts. It is amazing how many muscles are used in a round of golf. Therefore, if one area of your body or one muscle is not able to perform at its optimal level, it can cause other parts of your body to overcompensate, which leads to pain.
One major issue that happens with any athlete, not just golfers, is that they go into the game with subluxations, or misalignments, to the spine. When your spine is not in its proper alignment, the rest of your body will suffer. Playing any sport with a poor spine leads to poor performance, poor posture, and more injuries.
Why Tiger Woods Uses Chiropractic Care
Tiger Woods is unarguably an amazing golfer with natural abilities and skills. However, even with his natural high level of skill, he relies on chiropractic care to keep him in good golf shape. He considers regular adjustments essential to his game, saying, “I’ve been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember, it is as important as the practice of my swing.” Woods is not the only pro-golfer that relies on regular chiropractic care either.
Back Pain is the Most Common Golf Injury
According to Dr. Tom LaFountain, Director of Chiropractic Services for the PGA Tour, 80 percent of injuries suffered through golfing are back related. This is most likely due to the repetitive nature of golf. When a golfer swings repetitively, they are making themselves more likely to experience muscle strains. Often times we combine spinal manipulation with painless electrical muscle stimulation to leave you walking out feeling like a new golfer.
Whether you are a new golfer, club regular, or seasoned pro, stop by Newark’s Vida Chiropractic for regular wellness adjustments that will help you on the golf course. Regular wellness spinal adjustments will both prevent and relieve existing pain. Going into the clubhouse a winner because of your more fluid golf swing will make you feel pretty darn good as well!