Back Pain & Golf: “Hey Doc, When Can I Play Golf Again?”

Like any other sport, golf can produce injuries to the lower back, resulting in lower back pain. The most common injuries from golf include muscle strains, which can occur from a forceful swing, repetitive swinging motions, poor swinging mechanics or poor lifting techniques when carrying a golf bag.

A little effort to prevent a back injury or lower back pain goes a long way. Treatment options include resting the back properly after injury, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, a range of interventional medicine procedures, and more.

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