I am new here thanks to all it looks like a great resource. I have been told my entire life even after being diagnosed at 7 with slow progressing scoliosis. I was never braced and always told I was too young to be in pain. I gave up on the docs until 2008. I could no longer take it, currently on hydocodone 10-325 X 10 a day, wellbutrin, adderall,thyroid, other than that perfectly healthy. I just saw a scoliosis specialist and was told scoliosis doesn't hurt and basicly 40 degrees is no big deal. He also said well you are middle aged now you can expect some back pain, ignoring everything I had told him about progressing pain since childhood. I know my curve is not severe but would like something done as I am declining rapidly. Does anyone know of a Dr willing to consider a repair. Or has anyone had a curve at middle age under 45 degrees repaired, and is it worth it. Sorry a little scattered with thoughts here but I appreciate any and all responses.