I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 13 years old. I never got surgery or wore a brace - my parents were very agaisnt having surgery and my doctors never mentioned bracing. I've been in pain ever since that's gotten progressively worse. I have constant back pain, neck pain, and I think nerve damage ? I've done physical therapy and taken pain mediation for the pain- which doesn't help much.

I'm now 34 years old and just had a recent X-ray. The findings were " There is a levoscoliosis of the upper thoracic spine centered at T3-T4 with a Cobb angle of 23 degrees. There is a rightward curvature of the thoracic spine centered at T8 with a Cobb angle of 24 degrees. There is a levoscoliosis of the lumbar spine centered at L2 with a Cobb angle of 12 degrees. No segmentation anomalies are identified. Intervertebral disc spaces appear maintained."

My recent doctor pretty much said there's really nothing you can do with adult scoliosis. I guess my question is, should I ask to be reffered to a specialist? Would I even be considered for surgery- or is it not severe enough?