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 toggle caption Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Shots - Health News Study Finds Mixed Results For Back Braces To Treat Scoliosis September 20, 2013 Children with scoliosis often are told to wear back braces. But the evidence that the braces prevents further curvature of the spine has been limited. A clinical trial finds that bracing helps, but it's hard to tell in advance who will benefit and who will be fine without wearing a brace.