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Scoliosis didn't keep golfer Stacy Lewis from becoming a top-ranked pro. She spent almost eight years wearing a back brace, yet still had to have surgery. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's an evidence-based test with no dangerous side effects. But some common orthopedic treatments don't work. Selim Ucar/CAM/ hide caption

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