by Eeric Truumees, MD
While for some of you, winter continues its icy reign, here in Austin it’s been in the mid-seventies and we are reaping the reward of our three months of 100° heat in the summer. But soon enough, even in the Northern latitudes, your patients will be suiting up for golf.
In this issue we present an article from our occasional series Spine in Sports. Eugene Y. Roh, MD, Michael C. Geraci Jr, MD, PT, and Matthew Smuck, MD offer recommendations for “Preseason Training for Golfers with Low Back Pain.” The authors review the incidence of back pain in both professional and amateur golfers. They delineate important biomechanical factors in the golf swing and note significant changes in spinal loading from the classic to the modern swing styles. Continue reading