This is the brace that I had to wear after my back fusion in 97. At Prince's suggestion, I brought her back out and I wear her when I am up but only if I am in PAIN. Why you say? It keeps me from bending my back and hurting myself more. It I can tolerate the pain or take enough of my second new friend, then I do not wear it because I do not wish to become depend. The Kitty Justice is I am happy I did not toss the damn thing.