Lower Back Pain in Golf: A Review

Reed, Jeremy J.; Wadsworth, L. Tyler

Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181cab8ba
Section Articles
Abstract

Back pain is one of the most common reasons cited for patients to see a physician. It also is the most frequently reported injury in golf. Any physician caring for golfers must therefore understand common causes of back pain, its treatment, and prevention strategies to reduce the burden of future injury.

Author Information

Saint Louis University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Belleville, IL

Address for correspondence: Jeremy J. Reed, D.O., Attending Physician, Saint Louis University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, 180 South Third Street, Suite 100, Belleville, IL 62220 (E-mail: jreed@oemedical.com).

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