I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13. I found out through the scoliosis screenings at school in the 8th grade. I have two curves. My top curve is 18 degrees and my bottom curve is 30 degrees. I had had back pain for a year before I found out about my scoliosis. When my parents and I found out I started seeing a chiropractor, he limited my activities for the summer. When school started he told me I could start cheerleading again. The next fall I went to an orthopedic doctor, he told me there was nothing they could do for me, because my growth plates were almost gone. I continued to go the the chiropractor for 2 years. This fall my pain started to come back. I couldn't tell that the chiropractor was working anymore. My Dr. Prescribed me pain medication but I hate to take it because it makes me very drowsy. My parents have taken me to other orthopedic doctors who said if I wanted rods in my back he would. I don't know if I want rods, I am 16 years old. I don't want to limit myself to what I can and cannot do. But at the point I'm tired of the pain.