I am now a 17 year old girl who is going to be a senior in high school in about a month. I first found out I had scoliosis when went in to see the doctor when I had a cold. I told him I had pains in my knee and hip and he then did some test I guess, and told me i had Scoliosis. I have always noticed since i was around 12 that my belly button is not in the middle but a little to the side. Also how one side curves in more than the other. When I went to a real spine doctor I was 15 going to be 16. I have not seen a doctor since and my parents won't let me. They bring up excuses of how I disobey them and me doing bad things. I suffer from a lot of discomfort and my curved spine is always on top of my head. When I sit, sleep, stand, and walk I always feel uncomfortable and I can never find a comfortable position. When i got an X-ray i had a 40 degree curve. I am pretty sure than it has gotten worse and when i was at the doctors office he had said that it needs surgery. I really don't know what to do now. It affects me everyday no matter what i do. If I could I would save up every singe penny I have to fix it. Hopefully I can find some way to help it feel better or something. I really haven't done a lot of research but my one wish is to get enough money to fix it.