I'm just 16 and a year ago I found out that I was developing scoliosis, mostly due to the fact that I am only 5"2 and I've been carrying a 30lb tuba for my high school marching band for the past 3 years. I've only been to the doctor once after they told me, so I don't know if it has become worse or not. The only thing I have given me is pain medication, which my body has become tolerant to the recommended amount, and anything past that just makes me sick. It's my last year of high school, and marching band, my back has been feeling worse and worse, I haven't been to the doctors like I know I should. But I have no heath care at the moment, because my mom lost her job almost a year ago, but soon I'll have it.
I'm thinking about getting a back brace for support, because a past tuba player had the same problem and she said a back brace really helped her out. So now I'm hoping to get one soon, and I can only hope that the pain is minimized and my scoliosis will not advance any further than it is.
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