OK, so to start off, I am currently 25 years old. I have had scoliosis since before I was 16. Not born with it, but have had it quite a long time. I'm not sure what will help me, seeing as which I have tried therapy as well as pain meds. Neither work. I am not, I repeat not, having surgery. Way too much risk involved. I had therapy for about 6-8 months and it did nothing. Pain pills tend to put me to sleep and that's it. I know that swimming helps, but I don't have access to a pool :(. If I did, I would be swimming ALL the time! I love swimming! I am currently unemployed, so its not like I can just buy a pool or vacation just to swim. How do you all deal with it? Is there anything in particular that you do to ease the pain? I can't sit or stand for too long.