Fitness Friday: A quick fix for low-back pain
A quick fix for low-back pain
I am one of those guys suffering from lower back pain and I don’t even play golf! I actually go to the chiropractor every 2 weeks to get a preventive treatment and this has been going on for 15+ years every since I had a major infection which was so painful I never wanted to experience that again.
Her’s an interesting story about this topic:
Lower-back pain is perhaps the most common problem for golfers. While the reasons you might feel pain down there can range from a bulging disc to a narrowing of the spinal column (stenosis), it’s most often a soft-tissue injury (tears, inflammation, etc.).
A key reason for this pain is an overuse of muscles that aren’t strong enough or functional enough to handle the loads placed on them during a typical round of golf. This is especially true if you sit for the majority of your day and aren’t overly active. “The core muscles do two things when you swing,” says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear). “They stabilize the body and they rotate the trunk.” But if the lower back lacks stability when you swing, it can eventually produce injuries to muscle fiber and/or connective tissue..
Full story link here: http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2015/06/fitness-friday-a-quick-fix-for.html