I used to make fun of people who wore these types of things since I associated anybody who wore them with being old. And myself, well I was a young bucking lad who had nary the back problems. Now I'm a 23 year old in the body of a 90 year old, a guy who can't get out of bed without straining 18 ligaments. To put it another way, if I was a baseball player, I'd be Kerry Wood and Mark Prior rolled into one. Thankfully, the good people at Schiff have made products like thisthat enable old folks like me to get around without harm!