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Bowling and Your Back
Did you know more people bowl in one week then watched the Super Bowl?
The pro bowlers we see on television and the amateur bowlers we meet at the local lanes may suffer from similar back problems, if to a different degree. Both show the same symptoms of overuse and under-conditioning, say the chiropractors who have treated them.
Key to the problem is the fact that bowling is a one-sided sport. Though these athletes should use the whole body to transfer power from their legs to the ball, most bowlers use only one hand – and the neck, shoulders, elbow and wrist on that side – to perform. Depending on their individual style, bowlers may stress the external rotators of the shoulder and all the muscles on that side of the back. Handling the ball’s “hook” can cause wrist and elbow subluxations. Knee problems are also common.
Chiropractic treatment can ease the discomfort that bowling can cause and, just as important, provide the training guidelines that offer bowlers the strength, flexibility and endurance they need to help avoid futures problems.