I have degenerative disc disease and sever back pain. The last few years, It got worse after an injury to my leg which made me to use a cane. Based on the reviews and consumer report, I decided to try this belt hoping for it to ease the pain. It arrived yesterday and been wearing it since then except when I went to sleep. Unfortunately it has helped my pain maybe about 10 percent. Still having really bad pain while wearing it. I am not going to return the belt because with the sever pain, I take that 10 percent ease. However if I knew that it would not be much help, I would not have purchased it. It just didn't work well for me.