I was diagnosed as having a pronounced spinal curviture some 42yrs ago although this was kept mainly between my doctors and my parents. Nothing was explained to me except for the fact that I had to do what seemed to a 10yr old very silly exercises. Surgery was not an option at that time (1963).
I suffered some back pain all my growing years but became very strong in my twenties and no-one could notice any abnormality when I had my clothes on. This is still the fact today.
Arthritis has set in and after a long period of time off work I have been back and fit and strong once more for the last six years. I make traditional pine furniture which involves much heavy lifting which I cope with well. I am still not 100% but all is quite good apart from a re-occurring numbness in the left side of my face and left arm. This has lately invovled heavy tingling in my arm and hand and a certain amount of hampering to my thinking. A couple of days good rest has helped this time but I wonder if anyone else has suffered the same symtpoms.