The Proper Golf Swing Helps You To Reduce Lower Back Stress

By: Ditto White

An improper golf swing can be the cause of serious back injury mostly in the lower back and this is a common occurrence in many golfers. By learning the proper way to reduce the stress on your lower back while making a golf swing, you can enjoy this game for many years to come. This is because you will not have to experience pain afterwards or risk serious injury. Let's face it, if you injure yourself then you will not be able to enjoy your golf game the way you would like.

Here are some helpful tips for improving your golf swing and reducing lower back stress:

* When you take the golf club to the rear to swing, slow down. This reduces lower back stress. A slower swing will relieve a good portion of the stress occurring at the top of your swing and at the lower back.

* Direct your swing to your hips and shoulders by concentrating on how you rotate on them. The idea is to get all rotation out of your back and directed to these areas. Doing so reduces lower back stress at the point of your swing.

* Shift your body weight on to your right foot when pulling back the golf club to swing. It would be the opposite foot if you are a left-handed golfer.

* Try not to spread your feet too far apart when going to swing and drive the golf ball. Of course, you want your feet spread just enough for a good position to drive properly, but when the feet are placed too far apart, you can cause stress on your lower back. This is because it limits your ability to turn your hips and eventually causes lower back stress. Position your feet about a shoulder's width apart before you go into your swing.

* Do not extend your arms too far out as you follow through on your swing.

When you put these hints into action, you will enjoy your golf game much more as you will not risk back injury and inevitably be under a lot of pain. You may have a serious condition requiring the treatment of a doctor if your lower back pain is persistent. This could be an indication of arthritis, a disc-related injury or a fracture because of the stress. Again, see your doctor because this pain can not be treated by adjusting your swing. It needs to be treated by a physician and there are specialized procedures to correct the problem.

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