I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 14 years old. I have been seen by an Orthopaedic surgeon now for the last 4.5 years and my spine has been slowly progressing. Now 19, I recently went for an X-Ray and I was measured at 48 degrees thoracic, and 46 degrees in the lumbar region. It's been hard because I'm kind of in a grey area now, where it will be hard to tell if I will keep progressing. My doctor doesn't think I will need surgery because he thinks I've stopped growing, but I have experienced a good amount of pain at times, and the way my body shape is now bugs me. Over the years I've noticed how increased curvature of my spine has made my left rib much more prominent than the other, and a large hump sticking out when I look at the right side of my back. I do hot yoga quite frequently to build strength in my back, but it can be hard to twist, and move my back sometimes, because I'm more flexible on one side. I honestly kind of want the surgery to make my body look more symmetrical, but it would definitely inhibit some of my flexibility I have now. It does worry me for the future, wondering if I'll need it, especially when it comes to having a baby and the extra weight put on your spine.