According to golf injury statistics, approximately 15 – 20% of golfers experience injuries of some kind each year. Of the injuries typically experienced by golf athletes, back pain from golf swing is the most common by far. In fact, back pain from playing golf accounts for 20% of all reported injuries among golfers.
Chronic back and neck pain not only hinder one’s ability to enjoy the game but may stop them from playing altogether. A proper golf swing is performed on a tilted plan and requires the use of several different muscle groups throughout the entire body working together to push the club head to speeds over 100mph. With the considerable muscle force required for the movement, the key for most golfers is learning how to avoid straining the muscles or causing pain without compromising the power and accuracy of their swing.