I am so grateful and thankful for this brace. The trigger point injections did not last. Running the sweeper simply killed my back. They had stopped giving back surgeries in the state of Kansas. I saw a neurologist who wanted to fuse and place rods in my back. My knees would not have been able to last. My lower back is full of osteoarthritis. The L4 is being destroyed from the disease. Also the L5. But thanks to my brace, I can walk around Wal-Mart, grocery stores, my house, work, cook and attend church which is all the things I love to do. My depression is gone. Thank you. God bless you all.