This back brace works fine but once the Velcro wears out you can toss it. I worn it fairly often while doing farm work (lifting 50 pound bags of fertilizer) and it relieved some lower back stress. Then the straps you pull to the front started to give away - Velcro wouldn’t grip the cloth connectors. BTW, I’m 185, overweight but not exactly stressing this thing out. My advice would be get a cheaper one that you can replace in a year.