While visiting family in Gulfport, MS I started to get intense pain in my lower back that radiated down in to my left leg. It almost reached a point where I couldn’t walk. I found a local doctor within my insurance network and he took x-rays of my back and said I had degenerative disc disease plus arthritis and prescribed the lumbar belt. It helped immediately and within one week I was back to almost normal. I don’t need to wear it daily, but believe you me, as soon as any pain shows up, I’ll be wearing it regularly again.