Despite our best efforts to make modern life safer and more enjoyable, it appears there’s no fighting Mother Nature. In conducting a study of 2,127 UK adults, The British Chiropractic Association found that more men experience back pain now than ever, and the aches are hitting us younger.
Back pain is all too common in the game of golf, and sometimes the source can be difficult to find and address.The sacroiliac joint (SI joint)—the spot where the spine connects with the pelvis—is estimated to be the culprit in roughly 30 percent of back-pain cases.
This vibration of the spine pushes on the discs between your vertebrae—the cushions that act as shock absorbers and allow spinal movement—which can cause mechanical damage to the disks, Hedge says. “There is evidence that the combination of these factors, coupled with the design of the car seat itself, can increase the chance of back problems for some people.” (And roughly 80 percent of guys share those problems.