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Prevention

Golfing

  • Warm up — It's important to do an adequate warm up to limber up your back and neck muscles before you tee off.
  • Take a lesson — Whether you've never played golf before or you're an old pro who's been experiencing some back pain, you might want to take a lesson on swing mechanics. These classes are offered pretty routinely, and they emphasize proper form to be used to prevent back pain and injury.
  • From the hip — When bending during your game, be sure that you're bending from your hips and knees and not your back.
  • Focus — Concentrating on the biomechanics of your swing will help ensure that you don't suffer a back or neck injury. Think about the motion of your body and don't lean forward.