Re: Muscle Pain
It might be worth checking out next time you see his scoliosis team whether they think that he might have a recognisable connective tissue disorder. Quite a few of us here have them, tonibunny has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and I almost certainly have a different form of it (depending on which notes you look at for me, it says either EDS or HMS, ie joint hypermobility syndrome). Anyway, the point being that one of the associated problems you get with a lot of these things is flat feet, which can be prone to being painful. As such it might be worth getting checked out for this, as simple things such as orthotic inserts for shoes can make a world of difference
Anyway, I hope the pain clears up and he doesn't continue to be bothered by it
Diagnosed at 15 with 50° curve, but probably juvenile IS. Fused in kyphosis (by non-specialised ortho) with a/p surgery T10-L2 @ 21, posterior only revision surgery to correct kyphosis @ 29. Now 38 with further revision surgery and extension of fusion to sacrum required to correct residual kyphosis, restore lordosis and address spinal stenosis.