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Understanding and Overcoming Neck Pain from Golf

Do you love golfing but hate the muscle strain that comes with it? Neck pain from golf can hinder your game and affect your overall quality of life. As St. Johns sports injury recovery experts, St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance can treat your pain and develop a customized plan for strengthening your neck.

We’re passionate about long-term pain relief, and addressing its root cause, rather than masking the symptoms. We empower you to take your health into your own hands; through a holistic approach to pain management, you’ll feel healthier than ever.

The Impact of a Golf Swing on Neck Pain

A golf swing causing neck pain is a common complaint because the mechanics of the swing wreak havoc on unprepared necks. In fact, about one-third of golfers suffer an injury each year, and many of those injuries are in the neck

During your backswing and follow-through, you place significant strain on your neck, and it can cause the following injuries:

  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Irritated joints
  • Entrapped nerves 
  • Strained muscle and ligaments 

While even a perfect form on your swing can lead to neck pain, you’re far more vulnerable to it if you use improper form or posture. You’ll probably notice it on the lead side of your swing, so call us at the first sign of pain.

Preventive Measures for Golf-Related Neck Pain

Thankfully, you can help avoid neck pain from golf using several preventive techniques, including:

  • Dynamic warm-ups: This warm-up puts your joints through their full range of motion. It includes shoulder and hip rotations, torso twists, and jumping jacks.
  • Correct equipment: Use the right size golf clubs and appropriate grips. You should also invest in comfortable shoes and extra padding for your shoulders and upper back. 
  • Moderate training: Overtraining is one of the leading causes of neck injuries. Take breaks when needed and give your body time to heal between sessions.
  • Proper technique: Align your feet, hips, and back, and use smooth movements to draw back and follow through.
  • Exercise regimen: The right neck exercises will strengthen your neck and back against injury and improve flexibility. This provides the added benefit of improving your golf performance.

Revitalize Your Performance With Targeted Chiropractic Care

If you have neck pain from golf, you can rely on St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance to not only manage your pain but also help you achieve long-term relief and prevention against further injury.

Even among patients who all have neck pain from playing golf, a personalized treatment plan improves and expedites healing potential. Because every person’s body is slightly different, no single solution works universally in treating neck pain from golf.

We use a combination of performance and strength training, improving or altering your nutrition, and massage and chiropractic techniques to grant personalized and holistic wellness that has the added benefit of managing your pain. With a care plan directly tailored to your physiology and lifestyle, you’ll experience optimized pain relief.

Recovery Strategies and Long-Term Relief from Golf Neck Pain

While quality chiropractic care is essential for recovering from and preventing golf neck pain, we’ll empower you to manage your long-term care with a specialized exercise routine. At St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance, we’ve found the following exercises the best for preventing future neck injuries:

  • Chin tuck: A chin tuck helps strengthen the muscles that keep your neck and back aligned. It also stretches the suboccipital muscles, which connect the back of your skull to your neck.
  • Wall slide: A wall slide can strengthen your back muscles, which prevents them from putting strain on your neck. It also opens your chest muscles, helping you maintain better posture.
  • Prone cobra: This technique strengthens your shoulders and helps prevent your golf swing from causing neck pain.

Embrace Pain-Free Golfing With St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance

If you’re experiencing neck pain from golf, don’t hesitate to call St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance. Don’t settle for pumping your body full of pain medication or seeking treatment that only provides mediocre results.

Our qualified chiropractors, nutritionists, and massage therapists can provide a holistic approach that treats your injury at its source. We do more than manage your pay; we empower your healthy living for a lifetime.

To start your journey toward long-lasting pain relief, call (904) 217-7078 today.



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