Your neck and your back play a huge role in your overall athletic performance. Maintaining your overall health, should include regular spinal checkups to make sure your ability is not being affected by something like scoliosis.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. 6-9 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis. People with scoliosis have pronounced lower back pain, forward head posture, and can sometimes suffer from digestive problems.
How does scoliosis affect athletes?
No matter your technique or your performance, because of your weak structure, your likelihood of injury is higher. If scoliosis goes untreated, it can cause arthritis, affect your ability to walk, and in severe cases it can affect your lung capacity.
How do you know if you have scoliosis?
To find out if you have scoliosis go visit your local chiropractor to have your spine checked. They will do a structural examination, which may include x-rays, in order to determine if you in fact have any curvature to the spine or scoliosis.