Hi there, I'm new to the forums. My name's Patrick and I'm a 22 year old guy living in Pennsylvania.
I experience back pain due to scoliosis, although I'm not sure why I experience as much pain as I do. I'm hoping to find out ways to learn more about my condition, ways of coping with pain, and ways to talk to my doctor(s).
I don't know much about my back problems, other than I have scoliosis. My current doctor said it was very 'slight' and that any pain was caused by over-worked muscles pulling on my spine.
I've tried physical therapy off and on since I was 12, and I've also exercised and improved my diet. I weigh less now than I did before and am in a healthy weight bracket. The pain, however, is actually much worse than it ever was in the past. So, I'm trying to figure out why I am experiencing so much pain...and how to perhaps help with it.
Anyhow, hello to everyone. I hope to be an active member of the community. Hope everyone is doing well. (Or at least as well as possible.)