I've have had scoliosis since a teen and have not had brace/surgery. I went to dr. today and my curve is 38 degrees. He said I could expect it to increase 1 percent a year. So my question is, does anyone have experience in increasing curves and increasing pain levels . My pain has gotten much worse, but not my physical deformities. However, I'm wondering as the curve gets worse will deformities be pronounced.