Golf could lead to lumbar spine injury
Golf causes contact sport like injuries - interesting science news

Spine injuries are usually associated with contact sports like American football or rugby. However, researchers have found out that modern day golfer experience minor repeated traumatic spine injuries which can lead to a pathological spine.

Comparing present day golfers like Tiger Woods to golf legends like Ben Hogan shows that over the last two decades the golf swing has become more powerful and the techniques of the swing have also changed with more compressive force being directed towards the spine affects the joints asymmetrically.

Such spine disc based injuries are the most common injuries in modern day golfers accounting for 35-55% of the total injuries.

Read the full story: Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (via ScienceDaily)
Scientific publication: Journal of Neurosurgery