I have had to deal with low back pain for 20 years with herniated discs at 3 separate levels. Usually, I'm okay as long as I'm careful, but at least once a year, especially in cold weather, my back will act up to the point where I can't stand straight. This brace is very good - the sizing is more precise so you can get the right fit after you measure your waist and provides excellent support. It holds on tight and the velcro is sturdy. The little lumbar support thing is nice too.The support effect wears off after a few hours, but I don't think you're supposed to wear this 24/7 anyway.The only bad thing is that it has that chemical smell that just won't go - I tried baking soda, soaking in water and vinegar, and airing it out in the backyard for a couple days, but the smell won't go away. I think some people aren't bothered by the smell, but it makes me nauseous which is too bad because I really like the brace otherwise.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]