View Full Version : Confused about my brace and back at all

04-28-2009, 10:32 AM
Hi everyone :D

I'm 14 years old and since I was about 9, I've known that I have scoliosis. My spine has 3 curves - the biggest one in the thorax section.

The summer 2007 I found out that I had to get a Boston brace, but about half a year passed before I got the brace. I've worn it since january 2008 and it wasn't at all as horrible as i thought it would be - but recently I was checked again and it turned out that the degrees are getting worse even though I'm wearing my brace as much as i ought to. And besides that they hadn't measured it right, the first time I got my x-ray where I was wearing the brace.

So now I'm just really confused and all kinds of thoughts are in my head! :confused: I'm thinking that it seems much more possible that I would need surgery later. And now the brace is just bothering me so much more, because I doubt the effect of it. And I know that it could have been worse if I hadn't got the brace, but it feels like kind of a waste to wear it if it's getting worse in spite of the brace.

This isn't just to get advice - also to find out if there's someone here with the same thoughts? And if there's anybody who wants to chat, it would be great! - not that my friends and family won't listen, but it's allways different when it's someone who has scoliosis, too ;)