I am a 42 no kids hard working person, I was sewing off and on last couple years so because of maybe banding also I have a bad posture, I don't stay straight, always people warn me, so this year january problem started, I had a swollen back mussels even my ankles, thought I am a flue first but I had a strong pain on my ribs and finally I asked to dr MRI scan and it showed bulging disk L4-5 , DDD, and narrowing canal.. 2 months later I had a radio frequancy ablation, dr told me 50-80 percent chance to be healing, I was not lucky and problem continued. It has been 4 months and I just started my seasonal job and it requires standing all day, I am suffering from pain, when I seat or lie I don't have any pain and after 15 min standing pain starts and increase. I am waiting my insurance renew and don't know what I should do. I am not fat but I gained 15lb during the winter. Loosing wait how much helps? I am a person with thin waste, I war to buy back brace but I see so many different ones on the internet, any suggestion which style I should buy? give yourself self hug and summer coming, try to get benefit from sun light, i heard it helps to healing. I will go beach and open my back to sun. wish you best summer to all people here sharing stories.love..