When the BaxMAX was created, they considered all of the shortcomings of a typical back brace in our design. First, the BaxMAX is not made of elastic. It's made of a thin, porous nylon fabric (stitched with Kevlar) so it doesn't stretch like an elastic back brace and is breathable. The material compound makes it extremely durable (has a 5-year warranty), yet comfortable enough to wear all day if needed, plus it doesn't hold heat, so you won't get hot and sweaty.
The patented 5:1 compound pulley system enables the BaxMAX to get 5X tighter than the elastic braces, resulting in 5X the support. The BaxMAX almost instantly relieves low back pain for people with a bulged or herniated disc, sciatica, compressed disc, lordosis, and many other acute (or chronic) lumbar issues because it gets tight enough to "unload" upper body weight from the lumbar spine. It is used in clinics worldwide to supplement decompression therapy programs and is by far the quickest and easiest way to offer instant relief for most back pain sufferers.