Golf and Lower Back Pain
June 8, 2023 | Larry Piretra, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI-M2
Golf is a popular pastime for thousands of Americans. It is also a source of pain for many of those thousands. The torque and force used to swing a golf club can create significant risk for developing lower back pain, and this pain most commonly develops over time.
Some believe that back pain is just a side effect of their golf habit. It is the most often reported injury among golfers. In fact, as many as 25% of golfers over the age of 65 report lower back pain. However, it is important to know that it can be avoided with proper technique and training.
Larry Piretra, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI-M2, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist who serves as the Manhattan Site Lead and splits his time between the city and Fairfield County. As a Titleist Medical and Fitness Professional, Larry also serves as the Golf Programming Lead for Performance.