McDavid™'s Universal Back Support gives basic support, protection, and pain relief for all athletic activities. The thermal neoprene support provides therapeutic heat retention, and the elastic side pulls allow for a snug fit.
I first purchased this back support for my son, who has to lift boxes at work. After my 86 year old mom use this back support for a day, we were off to buy her one as well. Great support without anything sticking you in the the back.
Got this because I have to bend over and reach for long periods of time during my 8-12 hour day. Pro: good construction, two sets of straps to set and secure Con: no matter where I put this on, whether centered on my back, high or low, the edges always rolled and started digging into my sides. I tried adjusting the amount of stretch I used to secure, wearing over my shirt or under my shirt but it didn't resolve the issue so I returned it and purchased a higher end brace from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) store.
I find that wearing the McDavid Back Support is helpful on my lower back pain. I have been wearing it daily for three hours while standing. I feel the difference pre and post purchase. The support belt has helped--me.
My daughter competes in extreme martial arts and was complaining of lower back pain after a grueling practice. That week, her doctor prescribed Ibuprofen and a break from the sport. I did a little research and found that a back support would help remind her of the injury as well as help keep her in alignment. I purchased the McDavid brace and my daughter raves how fast she has improved. I would recommend McDavid products and purchase them as necessary.
A medical supply store recommended purchasing a back brace from Sports Authority rather than it. Immediately upon asking, I was referred to the McDavid brace as the best. It has been for my herniated disc - nothing else has come close. It is adjustable, and can fit a ice pack.