I have Scoliosis and have really bad pain. I've been told my curve is pretty bad. Unfortunately I wasn't treated early enough and have never had a brace or anything. I am in physical therapy (almost a month now) and it seems my pain is getting even worse. I have been on Hydrocodone 5/600-something, but I take it and wears off so soon and then I am in excruciating pain. I am also taking 800mg Ibuprofen a few times a day and it does not help at all. I use a TENs unit and do my exercises, yet the pain persists. My mom controls my pain meds (1 three times a day) and it is still not enough. They don't want me to get addicted. I don't think my doctor will increase my dose. What now? Please help. I am in so much pain and I don't want people to think I'm some drug-seeking person.