Golfing can be more demanding of a sport than it looks. Driving the ball down the fairways requires not just concentration, but strength and precision. Even putting can be challenging on the wrists. One body part you use more than you realize in golfing is your back. It keeps you stable and supports your swing. As such, seeing a chiropractor for periodic back adjustments can really help you as a golfer. Here are a few key ways a chiropractor can help your golf game.
Easing Aches and Pains
Are you ever achy and tired when you come in from golfing? Having your back periodically adjusted can help ease the aches and keep them milder. An adjustment straightens up your spine so you can put even weight and pressure on both sides of your body. This keeps either side of your body from taking on too much and getting sore. Prior to the adjustment, you may have been compensating for a misaligned spine with one arm or one leg. After the adjustment, you'll no longer have to compensate in that way, so soreness is less likely.
Your stance is everything in golf. If you cannot stand up straight with good posture, your swing won't be accurate. Unfortunately, a lot of people struggle with their stance, in part because their backs are not properly aligned. A chiropractor will realign your spine so it is easier for you to stand up straight. As a result, you should be able to swing more squarely. You should find that your game improves once you're no longer fighting to get into the correct posture. Putting practice should be more productive, too.
A lot of the injuries sustained in golfing, from golfer's elbow to carpal tunnel syndrome, have to do with the golfer compensating for a misaligned back, or alternatively, swinging too restrictively due to tightness in their back. When you have your back adjusted, you will have an easier time keeping your grip looser and swinging more freely, which will put less strain on the tendons and ligaments in your arms. It's easier to prevent these injuries than it is to treat them.
If you are a golfer, make plans to see a chiropractor every couple of weeks. Periodic adjustments will do a lot to improve your posture, prevent injuries, and leave you less achy. Plus, chiropractic care is natural and should feel good. That's a win-win!