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Q: It seems that every spring, I hear of someone hurting their back while playing golf. What is the connection?

Golf is a great sport and there is no inherent connection between it and back injuries. Like all active sports, however, a lack of proper conditioning and pre-game stretching can result in injury. Recreational golfers often don't consider golf a true sport and underestimate the importance of proper conditioning. Also, they often neglect to warm-up and stretch properly before playing. Most golfers begin with a couple of bad, full-body rotations and practice swings and then they're off. As a result, most injuries occur on holes 1 through 4 (because of a lack of proper warm-up) and on holes 15 through 18 (from fatigue.... a lack of physical conditioning). In short, a program of regular exercise between games and a good, 20-minute stretching program prior to each game can go a long way in preventing injury.

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