I was having difficulty playing softball wearing the Aspen [brand brace]. It was so rigid that it was painful when I bent over. I tried an inexpensive back brace that was more flexible. That one did not give enough support. I heard about the DDS brace on TV and decided to give it a try after some research and conversation with a rep in your office. I was immediately surprised and satisfied with the support it gave me along with the flexibility. I like that you can pump varying lbs of pressure into the belt. I have found that I’m more comfortable at different levels of air pressure depending on my activity. I would recommend it to anyone with back problems and have already done so to friends on my softball team.