Did you know that professional and amateur golfers have been using chiropractic care as an integral part of their game for years and years? In fact, Tiger Woods once said, “Being a chiropractic patient has helped me immensely…seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
Today, the majority of PGA level golfers see doctors of chiropractic on a regular basis. In fact, at every stop on the PGA tour, you can find chiropractors working with these professional golfers to help prevent injuries, promote recovery, and improve the golfer’s bodily functions!
You Don’t Have to Be a PGA Golfer to Reap the Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care for Your Golf Game
You may not be a PGA level golfer — most of us aren’t! But if you’re like me, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your golf game. Research continues to show that chiropractic care is an integral part of improving sports performance, no matter your level of play!
For any sport, it is incredibly important that we take care of our bodies. The risk of injury from repetitive, one-sided motion such as a golf swing is greater among amateur level and weekend warrior golfers. The repetitive torquing of the spine puts stress and load on every joint in the spine, especially the lower back. Not only can this become painful, it can mess up your golf swing and hurt your score!
If you’ve ever strained your back during a golf game, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 80% of golfers in the United States have experienced some sort of back pain. Some golfers choose to play through the pain, while others end up unnecessarily walking away from the game! Chiropractic can help.
Drs. Chris and Krystal Hohn at Pure Chiropractic, located in Howell, Michigan, are experts in spinal motion. They are also highly trained in restoring proper joint function, reducing irritation to spinal nerves, alleviating pain, and helping golfers prevent further injuries. If left untreated, these repetitive motion injuries lead to long-term issues such as arthritis, joint destruction, tendonitis, bulging discs, herniated discs, and even nerve damage.
Consistent Adjustments Help Prevent Golf Injuries
Golfing, or any activity, is more enjoyable when the body is in great condition and operating as it should. Research shows that regular chiropractic adjustments help keep the body functioning at its top performance level. These routine adjustments keep the spine properly aligned, and reduce the risk of injury. With the neck and back properly aligned, golf swings, and therefore golf games improve! Proper spinal alignment also makes awkward movements such as a golf swing less likely to cause injury.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Reduce Pain
Any type of back injury can be painful. When you’re a golfer, your back is a huge part of your game. Rather than turning to over the counter or prescription medications that only mask the symptoms, many golfers have started turning to chiropractic to treat their injuries.
Chiropractic care identifies the source of a golfer’s pain. Many times, it is due to subluxations in the spine. Drs. Chris and Krystal Hohn can identify any subluxations in the spine. Next, with chiropractic adjustments, they will correct these subluxations.
This will restore proper function and movement to the spine. Most patients feel an immediate sense of pain relief after spinal adjustments! The best part? Chiropractic treats back pain at its source!
Chiropractic Can Help Golfers Recover Faster
Did you know that chiropractic is proven to help heal injuries to the back and neck faster? Through spinal adjustments, chiropractors restore the spine to its proper position. This allows the nervous system, and therefore the rest of the body, to function as it should!
When the nervous system is functioning as it should, the entire body functions and heals better. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to treat the whole body. Because of this, they can target specific vertebrae, joints, muscles, and tissues that need restoration and healing.
Chiropractic Care Can Increase Mobility
Whether you play golf every day, or only a handful of times a year, having good mobility is crucial to the game. Stiff joints and weak core muscles not only can lead to injury, but they can mess up your golf game.
Routine chiropractic adjustments keep your spine in alignment and your body functioning as it should. This helps prevent injury while increasing mobility — two key factors in a strong golf game.
It’s also important to remember that even though golf is not a contact sport, it’s important to properly warm up before a round. Stretch, stay hydrated, and stop the round should you experience any pain.
Pure Chiropractic Can Help With Your Golf Game
If you like to play golf, chiropractic is a valuable tool in your golf game arsenal. It can help you stay healthy, improve your swing, and promote healing from injuries.
Regular adjustments from Drs. Chris or Krystal Hohn at Pure Chiropractic will keep your spine aligned, your immune system functioning well, and your nervous system in great condition. All of these things not only lead to a better golf game, but to a healthier life!
Drs. Chris and Krystal Hohn at Pure Chiropractic seek to provide all of their patients with the highest quality chiropractic care. They treat the whole body, not just the spine. Together, Drs. Chris and Krystal are devoted to their family, patients, health, and strive to live a life full of integrity.
Have a question for us? Reach Pure Chiropractic today by phone at 810.588.4036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also utilize our 24/7 chat services, here. We look forward to working with you in your wellness journey!