Patented lumbar pad (curved and firm) is the only way to correct poor spinal mechanics, subconsciously, the only way to correct old habits. Patented curved, firm lumbar pad corrects spinal mechanics, the true cause of back injuries. Scientifically proven - major medical school study, two peer reviewed studies. Received only AOASM seal of acceptance (sports med). Non-stretch - creates muscle "activation", rather than "atrophy" with elastic belts. Stops or minimizes back pain.