Having pain in the lower, middle and upper back is quite a common symptom when talking about golf-related injuries. The golf swing action can easily lead to strains, inflamed muscles and other injuries to the muscles and discs of the spine.
Avoiding this discomfort or pain doesn’t have to involve training every day or performing difficult exercises.
Warming up is one of the key ways to reduce the risk of straining your back. Dynamic stretching and movements are the most efficient way to warm up. Dynamic stretching is best described as moderate movements that progressively increase the range of motion in the joints. Previously, people would perform static stretching to warm up but it has been found that dynamic movements are best for the warm up and static stretching is best for cooling down.
Another key way to reduce the risk of straining your back is to improve your core strength. This is significant for spine health. The muscles around the abdomen and back help support the spine, and having a strong core reduces the risk of injury as you swing and bend. Below is a simple exercise that can assist with core strength: