I bought it for my father, who has chronic low back pain and spinal fractures related to osteoporosis. He has been very happy with this product and has told me that this belt gives great support to his low back. While this belt can't replace a doctor or medicines, it is a great adjuvant for folks with back pain and spine issues. Only reason I gave it 4.5 star is that heavy use can lead to peeling of the fabric used in construction and materials look cheap. However after six months of heavy use it still does the job very well and there has been no deterioration in the level of support it gives to the spine.Disclaimer : please consult with your orthopedic surgeon to decide if you need spine surgery! This belt is not an alternative to surgery. However if your surgeon decides that you are not a surgical candidate, this belt may be helpful.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]