One myth I've been quoted is that pain related to golfing is due to a poor swing. While a poor swing could place undue stress on the spine, you'll also find that 30% of the pros on tour are playing injured. Let's not critique Tiger's swing!
So, why so many golf injuries? Part of the answer has to do with the age at which the average golfer takes up the sport. It tends to be at an age when he or she no longer plays other energetic and physically demanding sports. The decreased involvement in competitive play means decreased overall flexibility, especially in the spine, shoulders and hips - the brute force behind that 90mph swing! Instead of shooting some hoops alongside Shaq we're commuting and sitting in front of computers a lot more, which contributes to this lack of flexibility.
In order to get back into the swing of things I remcomend a chiropractic evaluation of your joint mechanics and muscle flexibility to determine the necessary treatment. A golf swing requires participation of nearly every joint in your body. If some of your joints are limited due to strain or fatigue, the burden will be passed to other healthy joints - further taxing them. The chain reaction of joints passing the burden can cause injury and pain. At Downey Chiropractic Center we offer specific techniques that provide drug-free relief to mobility limitations - getting you back in the game while the sun is shining!