i am a 25 year old female with scoliosis. I have two curves one is 25, the other is 32. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 15 after a big growth spurt. For a while it didn't bother me much but within the past few years it has basically taken control of my life. I have been going to therapy and physically therapy for a while now but I feel like neither are making any positive improvements. I never stop thinking about the way my back looks. I don't wear tank tops or anything strapless because I hate the way I look. I am constantly in pain, constantly uncomfortable, and often times find myself short of breath. I feel like I am depressed. I do not go a second without thinking about my back and how I hate the way I look and feel. My mental health is taking a major toll due to my scoliosis. I have an appointment to talk to another surgeon but I know they will probably say the same thing as everyone else, the curve is not bad enough. I desperately want surgery. I don't think I will be able to live a normal life unless my scoliosis is gone. Is it possible to get surgery on scoliosis with the degrees like mine? Has anyone with similar curves had surgery? I realize the recuperation will be difficult but I am a determined hard working person and I know I can get through it and keep my body strong. I just want to feel happy again.