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Is back pain keeping you off the golf course this year?

Is back pain, or the fear of back pain, keeping you away from golf? If so, Panama City Spine can help.

Here are some helpful tips to get you back on course. This includes golf stretches that make the back stronger, more flexible and resistant to future strain. Fact: A correct golf swing should not create a back problem. We recommend connecting with a PGA-certified golf pro to learn the correct swing mechanics to lessen the strain on your back. Request our free Home Remedy Book at PanamaCitySpine.com.

Nix the “Reverse C”

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Slow play? Perfect time for these golf stretches

Are slow players up ahead? Perfect! Next time you have to wait, Panama City Spine recommends these standing spine exercises to stay flexible and loose on the course.

STANDING ROTATION

Above: Put a golf club across your back and rotate your trunk in both directions.

STANDING PIRIFORMIS

Right: Lean against a tree for support. Then raise your knee up, and across your body. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat with other leg.

STANDING EXTENSION

Right: Extension is a core exercise for many back problems, provided you haven’t been diagnosed with stenosis. Hands on hips, lean backward hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times slowly.

STANDING FLEXION

Right: Bend at the waist, keeping legs straight and try to touch your toes. Hold for 5 seconds, and then return to standing position. You can alternate this with extension stretches.

STANDING STRETCH

Above: With hands outstretched above your head, lean first to the right, hold for 3 seconds, then stretch to the left. Repeat several times.

 

 

 


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Dr. Michael Rohan, Jr. is fellowship-trained in spine surgery, the highest level of medical education in the U.S. Consequently, Panama City Spine is referred back and neck pain patients from across the Gulf Coast who can benefit from the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement surgery.

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