August is National Golf Month, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a game of golf at one of the 35 golf courses surrounding the Greensboro area. As you may already be aware, golf is a challenging yet rewarding sport, played by millions all over the world.
Dating back to 15th century Scotland, the first 18-hole round was created at the “Old Course” at St. Andrews in 1764. In 1993 The PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) founded National Golf Month because the sport is family accessible and open to all ages, genders, and skill levels.
Most golfers feel like staying physically fit and conditioned can be one of the most challenging components to playing the game well, but when done properly and coupled with Chiropractic care you can be at the top of your game with little to no injuries!
Golf’s Effect on the Body
An extreme amount of compressive force – up to 10 times a person’s body weight – is exerted on the spine during the golf swing. Every joint involved in the swing is taken through its maximum range.
If the body is not properly prepared to handle these forces, you can bet an injury will eventually manifest itself. 80 percent of injuries suffered through golfing are back related. When a golfer swings repetitively, they are making themselves more likely to experience muscle strains.
Golf injuries to your back or neck can heal quicker when treated by an experienced chiropractor. Dr. Myers at Myers Chiropractic can adjust your spine, while also working on the joints and surrounding tissue that can cause pain and slow down healing.
Can chiropractic care make you a better golfer?
Whether you are a weekend golfer or consider yourself a pro, regular wellness adjustments will prevent pain and help relieve pain. Since a proper spine and posture can help you swing better and hit the ball straighter you most likely will experience a better golf game.
It is important to maintain movement in your spine so you are able to bend properly and make the movements necessary to have the perfect swing on the course. PGA golfers like Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington have used chiropractic care services during a tournament and to recover between events.
Stretching before and after your golf game will help keep the pain away while also giving you a more fluid swing. Making sure to stretch your shoulders and back thoroughly, in addition to your quads and hamstrings will ensure you keep your body’s range of motion in proper shape.
Call Your Greensboro Chiropractor
Maintaining regular chiropractic care can improve nerve function, posture, treat back pain, and prevent injuries. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help you stay stronger so that you can be active longer. Give Dr. Myers at Myers Chiropractic a call or stop in for an adjustment.