Whether you’re a new player or an old hand, golfing is most certainly a very popular sporting pastime amongst my patients. However, a large percentage of golfers may experience back pain in one form or another: some reports say that as many as 80% of amateur golfers injure their backs at some point.

This may not come as a surprise; when during a round of golf you have to swing your club 70-100 times. Consider the spinal rotation that goes into a golf swing and the fact that the speed of the club can reach up to 160 km/hour! It’s easy to understand that golf puts significant biomechanical stress on the body.

By simply aligning the body perfectly, everyone can play golf better with less effort and have more fun at the same time

What causes back pain while playing golf?

Inadequate stretching prior and post-match and incorrectly carrying heavy golf bags are the main causes, along with of course a poor technique. Swinging a golf club requires a smooth, repetitive motion, involving many different muscle groups in your neck, back, arms, and legs. This repetitive motion can create strain on your upper and lower back muscles in particular, which may not be strong enough to take the strain.

Here are a few simple techniques and points to help you prevent this.

Tips to avoid golf back pain

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