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How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Golf Game

There are three primary causes of golf injuries: poor swing mechanics, poor posture, and lack of flexibility. The root cause of poor posture and mechanics is often a result of a mechanical dysfunction or physical restriction, which can be alleviated through professional chiropractic care. Lack of flexibility can also be addressed by a stretching program that is specifically designed by the chiropractor around each patient’s restriction. Let’s take a closer look at what all areas could be looked at during your visit to a chiropractor.

More Strength

Chiropractic care can actually make you stronger. Your muscles and joints work by way of the brain and spinal cord sending a series of nerve signals to different parts (organs) of the body. In a typical golf swing, your body parts such as legs, core, arms, and shoulders are getting these signals to work together and perform optimally.

This cumulative body movement will help you get the ball right where you want it to be and the whole movement depends on the strength of your nervous system.

Chiropractic care would work by helping you realign the nervous system to how it needs to be. Your chiropractic sessions may take some time adjusting your spine, neck, shoulders, hips, and legs. The well-adjusted core and limbs do a better job of receiving nerve signals and will give you better muscle strength, speed, and accuracy that you need while playing golf.

Better Flexibility

Any golfer worth his salt knows that if he is not flexible, he is missing out on power, accuracy, or both. One of the key ways that a chiropractor visit can help your flexibility is by fixing and preventing subluxation. Subluxation occurs when a body part (most commonly a vertebrae or a joint) is out of line with the adjacent body parts. Sometimes a subluxation doesn’t hurt at all; instead, it causes stiffness, reduces your flexibility, and increases your risk of injury.

Such “silent injuries” can mess up your game, without you ever being aware. Even though misaligned vertebrae and joints are most common on the back, they can also occur in hips, knees, and shoulders.

A chiropractor will spend enough time with you to make sure that you are not suffering from a subluxation or any other silent injury of a misalignment. He might do some adjusting on your spine, shoulders, or limbs and help you maximize the available flexibility there.

Injury Prevention

Back injury is one of the big things to watch out for in golf. Back injuries involving the spinal cord are the most common affliction for golfers. Besides disrupting the game, they affect almost everything in your life.

A chiropractor will work with you to help you maximize your latent flexibility and increase the muscle strength to prevent back injuries. You should also discuss the best possible way to lift your bag, move your equipment, and things to watch out for while gaming. Getting regular sessions of chiropractic care can help you to continue your game longer without any discomforts or pains. 

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