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Could your address position be causing your back pain?

Could your address position be causing your back pain?

Could your address position be causing your back pain?

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Most golfers with chronic back pain can, with some self-analysis, trace the cause to the address position.

If the address position is incorrect and the spine is curved and not in a neutral or straight position, then throughout the swing, the back is subjected to unnatural moves to the proper movement of the spine.  Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf does a good job of explaining in a simple yet effective manner what is causing your back pain in golf!

It’s nearing the end of the golf season for many of you and by now, back pain in your golf swing is a common occurrence. So you can improve your consistency and increase your golf swing speed as well as reduce and even avoid back pain during or post round, I wanted to share a really effective and important simple golf tip that you can apply no matter your level or age.

So many golfers today have a lot of pains throughout their body. From rotator cuff, to ankle, to shin splints, to lower back pain.

If golf is approached correctly, with a strain-free, natural, and simple golf, swing pain should not be present.

To prevent lower back pain, one crucial principle must be applied and you can see that simple tip for your golf swing below.

I am very particular with working on my golf flexibility and mobility in many key areas such as the hips, hamstrings etc. Also, I spend 5 days in the gym working on weight training to keep myself strong and develop my core strength.

But alas… back pain due to my tall stature and build still can occur.

This is very frustrating for me as my swing is smooth, and avoids the common mistakes of resistance that most golfers face. (if you want to learn a big distance and back killing swing instruction myth ) Check the distance myth and pain causes swing fault here.

When I set up to the ball, I have a little too much curve in my lower back. During my fast swing, this causes even further tension on the extensor muscles. Something that is not good for my back (or my golf swing!)

So what can I do to fix this?

Check out the rest of Alex Fortey’s article on improving address position to cure chronic back pain!


Thanks for reading. Could your address position be causing your back pain?

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