The Vulkan Back Brace is recommended by your osteopath for minor back injuries with central low backache. It can be used to support the back after a specific injury or to prevent injury whilst doing a task that may put you in danger eg digging the garden, whilst housecleaning (bending esp) etc. Particularly recommended for manual labourers eg brickies during the winter as it keeps an exposed back really warm too! Made of neoprene, it provides compression and warmth and encourages good posture. Measure around the waist.