I'm worried the pain is too much
I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis of 13 degrees when I was about 14 or so, I'm 19 now. I haven't gotten a checkup for years, so I don't know if it has gotten worse or if that is even the problem. An x-ray also showed something, an abnormality with a disc, but it was a few years ago and I can't remember what it was called. The doctor didn't even bother mentioning it to me, I read it in the medical file.
Whenever I try to hold my back up and sit straight, I develop an ache in the center and upper part of my back. Eventually it becomes unbearable, I can't even focus on anything but the pain, so I slouch forward again and after a while the pain goes away. But it takes a while, more than half an hour. The pain gets worse and worse the longer I sit straight. I have no problem standing straight, walking and exercising doesn't hurt either.
Could the cause of the pain be weak muscles? If so, is it supposed to be so bad? I know muscle aches from exercising and those are pleasant compared to this. Are there exercises I can do to make it better? I'm slim, I exercise regurarly and don't consider myself in bad shape. Could it be this inborn disc anomaly or the scoliosis? I really want to have a straight back but the pain is too much.