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If you have back pain as a result of playing golf, you are not alone. A study conducted by the Stanford University School of Medicine, in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, found that 26 percent to 52 percent of golf injuries affect the lower back region. One might naturally come to the conclusion that golf is just bad on your back. On the other hand, we know there are folks that play for many years without any back problems. So, is it genetic or is there more to this than meets the eye.
Paul Wilson, director of the Paul Wilson Golf School, feels that “in a proper golf swing your back shouldn’t be hurting you at all.” Which means, that there is likely something wrong in your golf swing. Paul demonstrates four swing problems, and cures, that might be what’s causing your back pain.
If you would like to delve a little deeper into the subject back pain, this article by Fitness Volt Lower Back Pain: Common Causes and Prevention For Athletes explores back pain from an athletic point of view. They also explore four causes of lower back pain; the first deals with weight lifting but don’t let that put you off. The other three are causes to which we can all relate.