As the weather warms and flowers bloom, many people will be hitting the golf courses again. Although golfing can provide great pleasure, it can also be a source of discomfort and pain. Do you find that your golfing performance is restricted by spinal or joint pain? Do you experience back pain or joint stiffness following a day on the course?

To put it simply, any spinal or joint pain is often caused by tiny imbalances in the spine or body. Imagine the effect on a car’s performance if there was a tiny bend in an axle. Sometimes the smallest imbalance can be the source of great irritation. The same principle holds true for the human body. Imbalances or shifts in the spine are known as misalignments or “subluxations.” They cause the spinal joints to become painful, muscles to stiffen after use, and nerves to become chaffed, especially when stressed by activities such as golf.

Generally speaking, people with the largest spinal or body imbalances will suffer from more “wear and tear” in the long term, more spinal damage, and usually more pain. Sadly, the most common medical treatment tends to be painkillers or anti-inflammatories. That’s like being advised to wear earplugs to deal with the thumping of a wobbly tire, when at any second a major breakdown will take place! What mechanic would ever give you such advice? If you want better health performance, I urge you to consider a search for the cause of your discomfort by a qualified chiropractor who can help.