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How To Prevent Lower Back Pain For Golfers

Are you a golfer that has low back pain?

Have you tried different stretches and exercises and still have pain?

Do you want to be able to play golf without low back pain?

Low back pain with golf is one of the most common complaints among golfers, especially those who have been playing for a long time. Low back pain has become the “norm” and golfers are just accepting that they are in pain. Golfers blame it on getting older and that is just the way it is. Golfers blame it on just being part of the game, and they will just take some medication pre and post round to try to enjoy it. These misconceptions could not be farther from the truth. Addressing low back pain during the golf swing early and getting the help you need to prevent further injury is the first step to take.

Why Do You Experience Low Back Pain While Golfing?

There are many reasons why a golfer may have low back pain, however one of the most common reasons we see golfers with low back pain at P4S Golf is lack of movement in the golfers’ hips. The golf swing involves rotation and that repetitive movements can put stress on areas of the body, including the low back leading to pain and discomfort. This repetitive movement requires a certain amount of mobility and strength to perform without increasing force on the low back, and if your hips do not rotate than there will be an increased demand and load on the lumbar spine.

How Do I Get Out Of Pain?

How many times have you searched the internet for exercises or stretches to help with your low back pain during golf and each time they fail? How much time have you wasting trying to find the perfect routine? To prevent low back pain while playing golf it is important to maintain (many of you will have to gain motion) a proper amount of mobility and strength/ power to reduce the stress placed on the low back.

Low back pain is a common issue among golfers, and one of the main reasons for that pain is lack of motion in the hips during the golf swing. Lack of mobility in the hips is one of the top indicators for low back pain. If you want to test to see if your hips are the reason for your low back pain than download our FREE at home P4S Golf Performance Assessment. If you are experiencing low back pain, do not ignore it – takes steps to alleviate the discomfort so you can continue to play the sport you love.


Spencer Cole

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Disclaimer: This blog content is for general educational information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. References available upon request.

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