Congrats to Webb Simpson for winning the 2012 US Open! Golf is one of my hobbies and when I watched them play in the Open, I was in awe of the control they had on their swings.
One of the things I always here from patients is, “Dr. Steve, after I get adjusted I always have better golf games. Why is that?” Although guys like Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods definitely have outstanding natural ability, getting adjusted can help everyone have not only a better time golfing, but also a better game.
So how can Chiropractic care can help with your golf game?
Close your eyes and touch your nose. You can do this without looking in the mirror. Why? Because your brain knows where your body (and nose) is in space. This position sense is called Proprioception. The same thing applies with your golf swing. Subluxations can interfere with your proprioception. Subluxations are misalignments in the vertebrae which puts pressure on the nerves and distorts the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. In order to have a better golf swing, your proprioception has to be at its best. Correcting subluxations will improve the way your nervous system works, therefore a better swing!
Chiropractic helps the brain- body connection by correcting subluxations. This communication is very important; every cell, tissue and organ is connected to your brain by a nerve. The problem is, subluxations cannot always be felt. In fact, only 10% of the nervous system senses pain. So you can have these misalignments and not even know it.Subluxations are not always painful. By the time you do start experiencing pain, you may have had the problem for years. Everyone, including kids, needs a Chiropractic check up (whether you’re a golfer or not) to detect and correct your subluxations.
If you have a Chiropractor, make sure you get checked on a regular basis. If you are curious about chiropractic or becoming a patient, call my office, Global Chiropractic in Tempe 480-491-7241. Mention our “Golf Special” to receive a FREE postural and body analysis.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Steven Enriquez, D.C.