Column Stresses Occurring During a Golf Swing
The following is a comparison of the characteristics of the golf swings of a test group without back pain and a group afflicted with back pain.
The results show that:
- When performing a backswing, the tilt to the left for the group suffering from back pain was about 10 degrees more pronounced than for the group without back pain.
- During impact, the group with low back pain exhibited a greater tilt to the right side of the body,
- During a downswing, the speed of the group with low back pain was about half that of the group without low back pain.
- The follow-through of the group with low back pain was more pronounced than for the group without low back pain during automatic trunk rotation.
If any of the above applies to you when performing a swing, please be aware that the stress on your lower back may increase with time, eventually leading to difficulties in playing golf in the long run.