Is Playing Golf Bad For Your Back?

Whatever the reason, golf is certainly enjoying a surge of popularity.

However, like any other sport, golf can produce injuries to the low back and spine.

One very common golf injury is low back pain (usually due to muscle strains and sprains).

Playing Golf with Low Back Pain.

How do you prevent back injury in golf?

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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.

What caused Tiger Woods back problems?

“More than likely, Tiger’s knee and back conditions were related. His genetics might be such that he had some early degeneration of his cartilage in his knee that caused him to change his swing mechanics and exacerbated the degenerative cartilage in his back.

How do I strengthen my back for golf?

5 moves to save your spine

  • BACK EXTENSION. Lie face down, folded over the ball with your hands behind your head, elbows flared.
  • WALK-OUT PRONE PLANK. Get in a push-up position with the ball resting under your upper thighs.
  • REACH-THROUGH. Start on all fours.
  • REVERSE PATTERN.
  • SIDE STRETCH AND CRUNCH.