According to researchers Dr. John Parziale and Dr. William Mallon published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2006), thousands of golfers each year in the U.S. end up going to doctors due to a golf-related injury.
Golf Swing Plays a Role in Lower Back Injury for Golfers
Lower back injury is the most common type of golf injury. The golf swing plays an important role in lower back injuries and should be assessed to prevent injury. The stages of the golf swing from setup to follow-through influence the severity and risk of lower back injury.
Dr. Parziale and Dr. Mallon explain in their research: “The modern golf swing leads to greater angular displacement of the spine and is suspected of being a major source of injury for professional and amateur golfers.”
Treating lower back injuries in golfers often requires changes in the golf swing.