Avoiding back injury from best Charlotte chiropractic
The best Charlotte chiropractic doctors know that avid golfers are out there swinging away on the links, and at the driving ranges. They want to offer some advice that can help you avoid injury this summer. Most golfers injure their back because of improper technique and overuse, early in the season. This means that a lot of golfers end up losing the second half of the season. We want to offer some very simple tips that will help you avoid this dilemma.
Protecting your back
Some golfers suffer back injury and never even get on the course. Every year, we see numerous cases where golfers have injured their backs simply lifting their clubs out of the car. We cannot stress how important proper lifting mechanics is, and that it applies to recreation as well as to work. Bending over to extend the back muscles, or twisting your back when you are carrying clubs, places undue stress on the areas where your back is the most vulnerable. Practicing proper lifting mechanics will at least keep you healthy enough to make it to the first tee. Be sure to always lift with your legs, and not your back. Never jerk at your bag to take it out of the car. Lift your bag, then hold it as close to your torso as possible. Take a step backward, and turn with your legs and hips to rotate the clubs to your cart or to the ground.
Getting in shape
Golf is more fun than strenuous work, but we forget that just like strenuous work, it requires repetitive use of your major muscles. In order to play comfortably and safely, you need to have an appropriate amount of stamina and strength. Far too often, we play 36 holes during the first few weekends of the year when we are out of shape. Take time to work on your conditioning. Early in the season, spend some time on the elliptical machine, or taking walks, or riding a bicycle. The goal is to improve your cardiovascular strength, and to strengthen the muscles you will use the most as you golf. Check with your Charlotte chiropractor for a list of exercises that will help improve your strength and make you less prone to injury.
“Care You Can Count On” in Charlotte
When you have been injured, you need expert diagnosis and treatment. Your health and well-being depends on it. The doctors at ChiroCarolina™ are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of adults and for children of all ages. Patients visit from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, and from as far as Georgia, Florida and Virginia. ChiroCarolina provides numerous treatment modalities to aid in their healing and optimal health. Best Charlotte chiropractic care should be an integral part of you and your family’s life. Do not hesitate to drop in or to call ChiroCarolina™, one of Charlotte’s top chiropractic centers providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area, located conveniently off North Tryon Street.