Quick Answer: Is Golf Good For Lower Back Pain?

Gentle Exercise for Low Back Pain from Golf

It is generally not advisable to further stress inflamed muscles by continuing to play golf through an episode of low back pain.

Taking time off from golf will allow the muscles to heal more quickly.

Is it OK to play golf with lower back pain?

For the millions of people who have chronic, long-standing low back pain, golf can still be an enjoyable sport. However, a regular routine of stretching and low-impact exercise is critical to maintain the ability to play golf.

What causes lower back pain in golf?

In my experience, the lack of mobility seen in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine and shoulders of many golfers forces the lower back to carry all of these excessive loads and is the primary cause for most back injuries. Sprains or strains are the most common form of lower back injury we see.

How do you prevent back injury in golf?



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How do you treat a lower back strain?

Or you could just soak in a hot bath. Take painkillers or other drugs, if recommended by your doctor. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Advil, Aleve, or Motrin, will help with lower back pain and swelling.