Back to School Sports Exams with our Mesa, AZ Chiropractor
The spine is the foundation of the body, playing a central role in every movement. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, between 6 and 9 million people in the U.S. have 10 degrees or more curvature. This condition, known as scoliosis, can hinder even the simplest of activities if left untreated. The chiropractic team at Infinite Healing Center, serving all of the East Valley areas, including Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert, is equipped to diagnose and treat this condition. Through an integrative medicine plan, we can help your child avoid football and other scoliosis-related sports injuries.
Medical Screenings and Diagnosis
While scoliosis can be visible to the naked eye, it oftentimes goes undetected without proper screening. The most common diagnosis is between the ages of 11 and 18, but some spinal deformities are found as early as at birth. The earlier it’s detected, the more chance you have of avoiding symptoms that affect everyday life. Slight curvatures leave the patient uncomfortable. More severe curves lead to pain, damage to the spine’s joints, and sometimes affect breathing and compromise heart function.
Signs of Scoliosis
While not all are exclusive to scoliosis, the following signs could signal scoliosis:
- Visible curve to the side
- Back pain
- Pronounced tilt when walking
- Difficulty breathing
- Clothing doesn’t hang properly, making the patient appear sloppy
- Uneven shoulders
- Uneven leg length
- Protruding ribs on one side
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Recent studies by the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation solidified the correlation between chiropractic care and sports injuries. Young football players and other active children had an improved reaction time of 30% after undergoing treatment by a chiropractor. A well-rounded integrative medicine treatment plan ensures proper growth and development, improved muscle function, enhanced performance, and shorter healing time.
Contact our Mesa Chiropractor You Can Trust
Schedule your child’s chiropractic evaluation today to learn more about scoliosis and a comprehensive treatment plan. Call (480) 985-7070 or request an appointment online today.