I'm 22 and was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 11. I refused to wear my back brace then and now my curve has worsened. For the past year or so I have about 3 types of varying pain. Some days it's just a dull pain. Some days it hurts and is more annoying than anything else. Then there are the days where the pain is too intense. I can't sit, walk, lay down, or anything. My exercises I learned in therapy do nothing at these times and I've been driven to taking prescription meds. I was told surgery and pain management were my only options now. I'm not one to want to live the rest of my life having to take narcotics or anything of that nature. Although surgery is terrifying to me. My curve takes up the majority of my spine and the surgery I'm told would leave me very limited to what I could and could not do. That includes even bending or the little every day things I do now. I like to think I'm an active person and I don't know if the surgery would be worth it in the end. Please help! Any stories are welcome to help me make the best decision.
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