If you live in North Carolina, then you probably know a little bit about golf. It's a huge industry in our state and it drives a big part of our economy through tourism, events, and the many available courses. In 2007, the economic impact was over 5 billion dollars, and I am sure it is equal or greater than that almost a decade later.
If you've been following along, the last post talked about how often back pain is associated with golfing. We even discussed two common forms, their symptoms, and how a chiropractor in Raleigh NC can help. Click here to read more about golfing back pain.
In today's post, we will be discussing more common forms of back pain that can come from a golfing injury. If you're in need of chiropractor in Raleigh NC, why not call Dr. Rick at Falls Chiropractic and Injury? We've been treating families in the Triangle for decades. When you're in pain, call the experts at Falls.
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Fractured Bone -Believe it or not, stress fractures in the lumbar spine are a common occurrence with athletes that have to rotate their back and spine in repetitive motions. The symptoms from a stress fracture will include deep and dull back pains as well as instability. A spinal stress fracture can happen when rapid extension and rotation occurs, as this can make the vertebrae adjacent to one another collide. A high force action like this places large amounts of stress on the posterior parts of the vertebrae also leading to fractures.
Altered Joint Mechanics and Control - Our brains can also play a big role in chronic lower back pain problems. Many experts even believe that our brains are responsible for over 80% of cases. What begins as protective measure to prevent pains can actually lead to chronic health problems. This happens when our brains alters the ways and sequences that certain muscles fire. This can happen even when there are no present injuries affecting the body.
Degenerative Arthritis -All joints, including the ones in the spine, can become arthritic. This might be because of abuse, age, and lack-of or over-use. Bone spurs are highly associated with arthritis. They can reduce the amount of space that houses the spinal nerves. This is called stenosis. Also, over time these bone spurs can fuse joints together, irritate nerves, and inflame that area of the body. This creates sharp pains when doing certain things as well as other chronic dull pains in the region.
If you enjoy playing this sport and want to avoid back pains or a golfing injury, don't miss the next post in this series. We're going to start a discussion on prevention tips. If you're tired of living in pain and want to feel better without the use of addictive drugs, keep reading to see how Falls Chiropractic and Injury can help.
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If you are ready to get your body in shape for a golfing adventure, call Falls Chiropractic and Injury today. We can enhance your mobility as well as your overall health and well-being. We can even optimize a personalized exercise program that you can do at home. This extended care ensures prime functioning of your spine and nervous system which will help to keep your immune system working at peak performance all year long.
As an expert chiropractor in Raleigh NC, I will be happy to help you with comprehensive and drug-free pain treatments that are designed to fit your needs. Our goal is to make your exercise, sporting events, and lifestyle pain free. Please give our office a call today so we can get your initial visit scheduled.