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I am 32-33 inch and got a large. It barley secures, go for the largest the carry.
Keith
· March 5, 2016
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I sent it to my girlfriend. She loves it and I must say everything bothers her. If it made her sweat or uncomfortable in any way, I never would have heard the end of it !
Butch
· December 22, 2015
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Bought this to give to my mother... she wears it when she has something to do with long term standing... so can't answer the sitting part. But I can tell you that the ability to adjust the tightness ( or loosen it up) of the brace is a real plus. It also doesn't ride up. Logic would lend itself to say that this woul… see more Bought this to give to my mother... she wears it when she has something to do with long term standing... so can't answer the sitting part. But I can tell you that the ability to adjust the tightness ( or loosen it up) of the brace is a real plus. It also doesn't ride up. Logic would lend itself to say that this would be a good support for long term driving... good luck. see less Bought this to give to my mother... she wears it when she has something to do with long term standing... so can't answer the sitting part. But I can tell you that the ability to adjust the tightness ( or loosen it up) of the brace is a real plus. It also doesn't ride up. Logic would lend itself to say that this would be a good support for long term driving... good luck.
zenstar
· March 15, 2016
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If you do squats properly you should not injure your back. The brace could help, but proper technique is most important.
Amazon Customer
· August 3, 2016
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Yes. Two layers of straps with Velcro. This is one of the best braces I have bought. I have L4,5 hernia and S-1 nerve damage. Makes me feel comfortable when I need to get stuff done.
Jon
· May 8, 2016
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I'm not a medical or exercise expert ... but I've suffered "back troubles" for many, many years. Back braces of this nature are best used as a temporary means of relief during a bout involving muscle spasms in the back. In general wearing it for a few days should not cause any lasting reduction of core muscle strength.… see more I'm not a medical or exercise expert ... but I've suffered "back troubles" for many, many years. Back braces of this nature are best used as a temporary means of relief during a bout involving muscle spasms in the back. In general wearing it for a few days should not cause any lasting reduction of core muscle strength. Almost any supplemental support can, in time, cause the supported muscles to lose strength, so (as my physician recommended) once the back pain subsides, then a continuing program of core strength exercises (and those that are focused on increasing back and abdomen strength in particular) to reduce the likelihood of further back pain.
The typical situation (for me, and probably for many others) is for an "incident" to occur (where I over-stress my back muscles) that's followed by acute pain (that originates from muscle spasms that are attempting to isolate the injured soft tissue). Commonly, the body's reaction to an overstress pain is to tighten (spasm) surrounding muscles, causing worse pain, especially associated with movement. In severe cases, there are prescription medications that will reduce or eliminate the muscle spasms. Support with a back brace during this time can relive the stressed muscle and allow healing to occur.
If the back brace is being used due to "slipped discs" or other physical injuries (not in soft tissue) then its use should be done in connection with advice from a qualified physician. In a best case, the brace may improve spine alignment, reducing pain associated with a (so-called) slipped disc. But in other cases it may provide no relief.
Note that this back brace is not intended (so far as I can tell from the commentary on the packaging) as a brace for use while lifting weights or lifting and carrying heavy boxes. Those type of braces are designed for wear over the clothing, while this brace is intended to be under clothing for all-day wear.
So, if you have soft-tissue back problems causing pain, then wear the brace and do appropriate core strength exercise. Once the pain subsides, then quit wearing the brace during times when you're relatively pain free --- and keep doing the appropriate back-strength exercises. see less
I'm not a medical or exercise expert ... but I've suffered "back troubles" for many, many years. Back braces of this nature are best used as a temporary means of relief during a bout involving muscle spasms in the back. In general wearing it for a few days should not cause any lasting reduction of core muscle strength. Almost any supplemental support can, in time, cause the supported muscles to lose strength, so (as my physician recommended) once the back pain subsides, then a continuing program of core strength exercises (and those that are focused on increasing back and abdomen strength in particular) to reduce the likelihood of further back pain.
The typical situation (for me, and probably for many others) is for an "incident" to occur (where I over-stress my back muscles) that's followed by acute pain (that originates from muscle spasms that are attempting to isolate the injured soft tissue). Commonly, the body's reaction to an overstress pain is to tighten (spasm) surrounding muscles, causing worse pain, especially associated with movement. In severe cases, there are prescription medications that will reduce or eliminate the muscle spasms. Support with a back brace during this time can relive the stressed muscle and allow healing to occur.
If the back brace is being used due to "slipped discs" or other physical injuries (not in soft tissue) then its use should be done in connection with advice from a qualified physician. In a best case, the brace may improve spine alignment, reducing pain associated with a (so-called) slipped disc. But in other cases it may provide no relief.
Note that this back brace is not intended (so far as I can tell from the commentary on the packaging) as a brace for use while lifting weights or lifting and carrying heavy boxes. Those type of braces are designed for wear over the clothing, while this brace is intended to be under clothing for all-day wear.
So, if you have soft-tissue back problems causing pain, then wear the brace and do appropriate core strength exercise. Once the pain subsides, then quit wearing the brace during times when you're relatively pain free --- and keep doing the appropriate back-strength exercises.

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Hi Britt, the breathing material on the back will help release extra heat, making it suitable for running long distances.
FoxPro Sports
Seller · December 30, 2015
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It helps some as long as you don't do anything strenuous .
Rafael
· January 5, 2017
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I’ve just purchased this brace, due for delivery tomorrow. I’d like to pass this tip on to you, & any other users that might be interested. I suffer from sciatica. I currently use a DDS 500 Brace, 2 to 4 hours a day for pain relief. I work out at a gym 3 times a week. First half hour on a tread mill & elliptical machin… see more I’ve just purchased this brace, due for delivery tomorrow. I’d like to pass this tip on to you, & any other users that might be interested. I suffer from sciatica. I currently use a DDS 500 Brace, 2 to 4 hours a day for pain relief. I work out at a gym 3 times a week. First half hour on a tread mill & elliptical machine. Then about 45 minutes with weight resistance machines, & stretches. I wear the DDS 500 for the first half hour, but must remove it for the rest of the work-out, as it’s too restrictive. I plan to use this new brace for the second half of my work-out. The Doctor that prescribed & sold me the DDS 500, gave me this tip: Instead of washing it, which contributes to wearing it out, spray once a week with Lysol Disinfectant Spray. I’ve done that for the past 5 years, & the brace has no odor, & is holding up well as far as wear & tear is concerned. I plan to continue this procedure with this new brace. Hope this helps. see less I’ve just purchased this brace, due for delivery tomorrow. I’d like to pass this tip on to you, & any other users that might be interested. I suffer from sciatica. I currently use a DDS 500 Brace, 2 to 4 hours a day for pain relief. I work out at a gym 3 times a week. First half hour on a tread mill & elliptical machine. Then about 45 minutes with weight resistance machines, & stretches. I wear the DDS 500 for the first half hour, but must remove it for the rest of the work-out, as it’s too restrictive. I plan to use this new brace for the second half of my work-out. The Doctor that prescribed & sold me the DDS 500, gave me this tip: Instead of washing it, which contributes to wearing it out, spray once a week with Lysol Disinfectant Spray. I’ve done that for the past 5 years, & the brace has no odor, & is holding up well as far as wear & tear is concerned. I plan to continue this procedure with this new brace. Hope this helps.
Frank H. Fowler
· July 5, 2017
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Yes. I'd wear it on the outside...looks OK.
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BigFoot
· September 13, 2016