Low back pain? Let’s solve it!
According to the American Chiropractic Association an estimated 80% percent of Americans will suffer from a low back pain at some point in their life. This is due to the fact that the majority of today’s society sits for extended periods of time on a daily basis. This sedentary lifestyle that we’ve adopted leads to a postural disorder known as Lower Crossed Syndrome which directly affects the way you FEEL and the way you swing the golf club.
Lower Crossed Syndrome Characteristics:
- Increased curve of the lower back
- Forward tilt of the pelvis
- Tight hip flexor muscles
- Tight Hamstrings
- Weak abdominals and bottom muscles
Excessive lower back arching due to a forward tilt of the pelvis causes the glutes and abdominal muscles to be weak and underused, while the hip flexors, specifically the iliopsoas, and the muscles parallel to the spine in the lower back, called the erector spinae, are tight and overused. This combination leaves golfers in chronic low back discomfort and searching for answers which can be easily corrected if proper steps are taken to solve the problem and not treat the symptoms.
Lower Crossed Syndrome not only leads to chronic low back discomfort, but it also causes major swing flaws that affect your ability to play your best golf. Lower Crossed Syndrome typically arises in your setup and in motions throughout the swing that add stress on your low back and game. Having an excessive arch in your low back during the setup is called S Posture. This excessive arch in your setup correlates to many swing tendencies that negatively impact your swing and compounds the stress on your low back. Take advantage of our Low Back Care plan to solve the problem instead of treating the symptoms and you will be sure to FEEL BETTER and play your best golf without low back pain!
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Kenneth Miller, M. (2017, Winter). Lower Crossed Syndrome Starting From Center. American Fitness Magazine.