Do you spend a lot of time on the golf course? If so, chiropractic care could not only improve your physical and mental health, but also your skills as a golfer. In this blog post from Chiropractic FIRST in Lincoln, we discuss the many benefits of regular chiropractic care for golfers. If, by the end of this post, you’re ready to improve your golfing abilities with chiropractic care, then get in touch with the Chiropractic FIRST team to schedule your first visit and take advantage of our New Patient Special for only $97. 

Golf and Back Pain

While golf has many physical benefits, it can also cause significant back pain in novice and pro athletes alike. In fact, it is not uncommon for golfers to undergo back surgery to fix the chronic back pain caused by their sport, and of the estimated 30 million golfers in the United States, 80% have experienced some sort of back pain. This is due to the repetitive and forceful nature of golf swinging. Each swimming requires the golfer to rotate, extend, and bend their spine laterally, which exerts extreme amounts of compressive force on the spine. On average, golfers make approximately 50 to 70 swings every five minutes in an 18-hole game of golf. Unsurprisingly, this can pose significant stress on the golfer’s back and can cause subluxations, or misalignments to the spine. Play any sport with a poor spine can lead to poor performance and injuries. 

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractic care can not only help relieve back pain caused by golfing, but it can also improve your swing! In order to swing well and avoid injury, golfers need to have a flexible spine. At Chiropractic FIRST, we offer personalized stretching programs, strengthening exercises, and chiropractic adjustments to golfers based on the location of their stiffness and the severity of the pain. This can greatly improve flexibility, reduce pressure on spinal disc and joints, and improve swing mechanics.

Chiropractic care is also a wonderful way to improve posture. Having a good posture is crucial to protecting your back, which is especially important for golders. At Chiropractic FIRST in Lincoln, we take good posture seriously, and offer spinal adjustments and useful tips to help you achieve a better posture and maintain it through every step of your swing, including the takeaway, backswing, transition, downswing, and follow-through. 

Take Your Sport Seriously

If you’re looking to improve your game, while also improving your health, you can’t go wrong with chiropractic care from Chiropractic FIRST in Lincoln. We can locate and diagnose any injuries to your back, and work to remedy them through chiropractic adjustments, strengthening exercises, personalized stretching programs, and holistic care. At Chiropractic FIRST, we treat the source of the pain, instead of just the symptoms, so you don’t have to rely on harmful and addictive painkillers. Even if you’re not currently suffering from back pain, periodic adjustments will help reduce your risk of injury and improve your mobility. Get in touch with the Chiropractic FIRST team today to schedule your first visit for just $97. Happy golfing!