When I was about 17-18yrs old I had x-rays done and was told I have mild scoliosis (18 degree C curve in my lower back) It's caused my pelvis to be slightly tilted forward, my left rib pokes out slightly, my right shoulder is barely noticeably higher than my left, and same with my hips. My doctor at that time recommended physio therapy and said that gaining weight will make my back more sore, but other than that no other suggestions. I'm 25 now, and it hasn't overly bothered me in the last few years - only when standing for long periods of time. The last 2-3 months however, my lower back has been hurting really really badly. My job requires me to be bending and lifting really heavy stuff, and basically standing/walking all day long. I'm guessing it's because I've been off school for the summer and working a lot that it has become worse. I'm hoping when I start school again this fall, and I'm at work less, that the pain will maybe decrease.
I'm just wondering if anyone here deals with scoliosis and/or knows if it can get worse over time? I've never had follow up x-rays or anything like that. For a couple of days last week my ribs were really sore too. Is it possible my spine/ribs could be shifting more??