Golfing is a big deal in North Carolina. People from all around the country, and the world for that matter, come to our great state to play some of the best courses available. When most people think of golfing in North Carolina, the greens at Pinehurst are the first to come to mind as the U.S. Open has been hosted here 3 times, and is scheduled for another round in 2024.
If you're interested in trying out this sport, or are currently an avid golfer, then staying healthy and pain free should be one of your primary concerns.
Over the course of the next month, we're going to discuss why golfers should focus on their spinal health as well as the ways to avoid and treat back pain. We'll also talk about where this type of pain can come from. Did you know that Falls Chiropractic and Injury can help relieve your aches and pains by providing you with the most comprehensive drug-free neck and back pain treatment in Raleigh NC? If you'd like to learn more, please continue reading or call Dr. Rick today with any questions!
Why Do Our Backs Hurt from Golfing?
In the first few parts of this post we are going to discuss some of the reasons your back could be hurting. Below you'll find the first two.
Disc Injury - The spacing discs between your vertebrae are shock absorbers. They also allow the spinal nerves an exit route from the spinal column. These discs are filled with a jelly like substance which helps our backs in many ways. However, they can be damaged when subjected to excessive and abnormal stress. Rips and tears can occur which are very painful. If the disc tears, the jelly can produce force on it creating what is called a bulged disc. If the disc rips open, the jelly can leak out causing what is referred to as a ruptured disc.
These discs can also degenerate over time, as we get older. The jelly like substance can dry up. This is called degenerative disc disease. All of these can create back pain as the spinal nerves can become irritated or compressed. Symptoms can include pain that radiates from the back, down into the buttock or legs.
Muscle or Ligament Sprains and Strains - As specialists for back pain treatment in Raleigh NC, some of the most common injuries that we treat are in the form of sprains and strains. A pulled muscle or ligament injury can usually pass in between two and four weeks if the patient rests and recovers the right way. Gentle treatments from a local chiropractor can also speed up the process. Symptoms for this type of injury can range from minor aches to sharp pains in the lower back region. This type of pain should not radiate like disc injuries.
Be sure to join us for the second part of this series. We'll be focusing on a few more reasons why your back could be hurting from playing golf. If you're tired of living in pain and are ready to hit the greens, keep reading to see how Falls Chiropractic and Injury can help.
Searching for Drug-Free Back Pain Treatment in Raleigh NC? Call Falls Chiropractic and Injury
Are you suffering from joint and muscular pain? If so, call Falls Chiropractic and Injury today to schedule your initial visit with the best Raleigh chiropractors. We want to help you identify the root causes of your neck, shoulder, or back pain. Fortunately, we are able to correct most of these painful symptoms with regular chiropractic care and gentle spinal adjustments. We also offer assistance with your dietary needs to ensure your body is getting the correct nutrients to heal naturally.
Please give us a call today for the most affordable, and comprehensive neck, hip, and back pain treatment in Raleigh NC. We'll be glad to treat you, your spouse, and even your children with holistic programs that do not require the use of harmful drugs. Live pain free in 2016 by calling us right now.