Prescribed by orthopedic professionals nationwide this may be one of the most comfortable back supports you will ever wear. The elastic is made to allow the skin to breath reducing moisture and heat build-up. The 10" back panel tapers to six inches in the front and is fastened with Velcro closures. The dual closure straps support the back while lifting the abdomen. Four stays are sewn on to help maintain the shape of the brace while adding lumbar support. Low profile makes it less noticeable under your clothes. LATEX FREE ELASTIC! MADE IN THE USA!