I feel guilty that I am not in as much pain as I should. I've had problems with pain but not as bad as I see others. I have congenial scoliosis and kyphosis and the only thing my parents did was have my back fused. Not my whole back but my upper back. I can't turn my head to the left very far but its fine to the right. Also not so far looking up. My twin brother is 10mins older then me and stands 6ft 3inches. I'm 5ft 2inches. I partisapated in basketball in grade school and high school with the only problem being breathing room in my chest but mind over matter! I own my own home, drive any that I want, including machinery. I am native american living on the rez and I have never met anyone on the rez like me. I know poeple that have had their back fused from ware and tear and they are worst off then I have ever been. I don't get it. I guess I'm just looking for someone to talk to about this. I know how lucky I am. Drs told my folks I wouldn't be here when I was 20yrs old. I am so thankful for my life and the way its turned out. I am very traditional am I have tried to keep it with me all my life. So, I hope you out there that are in pain, keep your head up!!