I have not had such little back pain since I was in my teens and I’m not over exaggerating! I am now 45 and have L4 degenerative disc problems. Because the IdealStretch puts no strain on my lower back and my lower back back pain is gone. When I would sleep too long I would not be able to stand up straight most of the day even with a very good mattress. Now it makes no difference how long I sleep, there is no pain when I stand and have compression on my spine! I can’t tell you enough how much I have enjoyed the last month not having the back stiffness that I have been tolerating for 25+ years.