Golf can be a fun sport but can cause back pain due to the amount of force in a swing. Around 1,000 pounds of force comes out of a golf swing and applies a lot of pressure on your lower back. Here are some common symptoms of back pain from golfing:
- Ache on one side of your lower back: Depending on which way you swing will affect the side of your lower back that hurts. Swinging causes your back to twist and turn a lot which causes pain.
- Stiff lower back: Golfing can cause a stiff lower back which causes your muscles and joints to be stiff and makes it harder to walk.
- Nerve pain: Golfing typically causes nerve pain in the leg which happens when a herniated disc is pushing on a nerve and can cause numbness and/or a sharp pain.