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Boy, am I getting Stupider or What.

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So yesterday, I went to the range against my better judgment, only because I wanted to try something Mike said may be causing my pus/pulled shots. My back as some of you may have read, isn't in the best shape, my spine is twisted, and curved, and was kinda sore, but I thought, I'll just swing easy, and maybe limit them to 3/4 swings.

As always, I stretched a bit, but not enough, that was stupider #1 also I should have stayed home. anyway, about 1/2 into my bucket of balls I take out the 7 iron, at first making some low punch shots, then I thought 1 good smack won't hurt, there you have stupider #2.

Now any adult with any amount of common sense would have stopped, and gone home, Not me, Stupider #3

To make a long story semi short, not only is my back hurting pretty bad, but I believe I pulled my right side chest muscle, my guess is I sung out of my shoes once which was enough, Stupider #4 So now I'm guessing it will be a week or 2 until I can get back to hitting balls.. :-(

At 65 yrs. old, you'd think I would have known better, just shows what golf will do to a person...LOL

Dang it hurts to breath deep..

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I have been going to them since 1988 they help for awhile, but nothing long term. So no, I haven't been to one in at least 5 yrs. I also found out that I have arthritis in my back, so that doesn't help matters. I'll just keep stretching ect, and do what I can

BTW Mike, my push draws, seem to be the result of me and my swing path, I was coming across my body, insted of swinging toward my target..

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Have you seen a chiropractor for your back issues?

Yes. Or an ortho? Or a spinal pain specialist? Or a physical therapist? (I've seen them all and they've all helped in different ways and to different degrees)

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I have been going to them since 1988 they help for awhile, but nothing long term. So no, I haven't been to one in at least 5 yrs. I also found out that I have arthritis in my back, so that doesn't help matters. I'll just keep stretching ect, and do what I can

BTW Mike, my push draws, seem to be the result of me and my swing path, I was coming across my body, insted of swinging toward my target..

Glad you were able to figure out the path issue.  Regarding the back, I wonder if there is any corrective exercises you can do.

Here's something that helped me a few months ago when my lower back was sore when I first started doing kettlebell exercises.

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Heck, I'll give it a try, it sure can't hurt..pun intended..lol

Thanks Mike.

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Some people react better to orthopedist instead of Chiro. Chiro pops your body back into the "normal textbook" condition, Ortho works with your body instead of the textbook, so it puts you into "your normal" which depending on your body's history may be quite different than the textbook. If you've had limited success with Chiro it might be worth trying out Ortho.

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Some people react better to orthopedist instead of Chiro. Chiro pops your body back into the "normal textbook" condition, Ortho works with your body instead of the textbook, so it puts you into "your normal" which depending on your body's history may be quite different than the textbook. If you've had limited success with Chiro it might be worth trying out Ortho.

In my case, my most success was with a physical therapist. And with continued stretches since (planks, planks, a few other things, planks, and one more ... Oh yeah, planks;)) I've stayed in golfing condition ... Knock on wood!

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In my mid-30s, I have a somewhat related problem: Inflammatory back syndrome.  Mine is caused by inactivity which results in backaches in the middle of the night, so more golf actually helps for me!  However, strength training works even better, which in turn tightens up my muscles and hurts my golf swing.  Ah well, regardless I just pound rocks at the range until my golfer's thumb starts to flare up and then I have to quit before I really create a problem (tendonitis?).

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...Dang it hurts to breath deep..

Amazing how whacking at a little white ball can get us all so worked up. We really have no one to blame, but our own obstinate behavior. :-P

To top it off, the injuries from golf are not like ice hockey or football injuries. No excuses, like "That steroid filled linebacker..." :whistle:

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Yeah, well it appears now I have a small tear in my right chest muscle...more dang down time... :doh:

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Hey, I just met a man who can't even reach down to pick up a ball, yet he still insists on golfing. Mentions that he still hits 250 drives as well. It must hurt.

It's not stupidity, this game does something to make your brain somewhat less than reasonable. :loco:

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Stupider #4 So now I'm guessing it will be a week or 2 until I can get back to hitting balls..

Having been there myself many times, based on what you wrote, it will likely take more than a week or 2 before you can come back.   I only mention it b/c if you are coming back too soon, you will have to open another, even more stupider thread.   Take care.

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