When you live in Arizona playing golf is a year around activity for thousands of people. However, along with playing golf year around we also see an increase in low back pain. So you may be asking yourself should I stop playing golf to protect my low back? First you must ask yourself, Do I get low back pain after playing golf? And if you answered yes, then your next question should be what is causing the low back pain? I have treated thousands of patients with this exact issue and have helped thousands of patients reduce their pain and keep them on the course.  As with most health issues a small effort into performing preventative measures goes a long way when it comes to keeping the low back healthy.

When it comes to golf there are four major preventative measures you want to keep in mind. The first is warming-up. Everyone wants to schedule that 7 a.m. tee time and think they can go from the bed to the car to the tee and swing with all their might with no problem. Without a proper warm-up you are at more risk of injury. The second and third preventative measures incorporate proper swing and biomechanics. This will require one or two lessons as well as a visit with a chiropractor. If your movements are fluid and smooth and your body is biomechanical sound than your risk of injury has dropped tremendously. Finally make sure you use the proper shoulder holsters when carrying your bag.  You can find out more by going to www.ApexMedicalAZ.com.

How to Stay Healthy While Golfing