I have DDD and have extreme sway back. I have been to 3 specilist doctors and they could not do anything for me except recommend exercise. I could not stand straight up and the pain down both of my legs and the pain in my hip took my breath away. I would come home and just cry because of the pain. Cannot tell how many back braces I have bought. I tried this Bauerfeind Lumbo Train Back Support ES - what a difference it made!!! I can walk almost upright and the pain in my legs have gone. Even my back is so much better. I no longer have pain in my hips. I would give it 5 stars!!!! I will be buying another one soon and have recommended it to a friend. Don't waist your money on other products, this product does what it says and for me - it gave me my freedom and took away almost all of my pain. Thank you for this product.