So this ^ is my soft back brace :P My lower back had started aching really bad all day (especially when I worked out) so my mom took me to a physical therapist, who recommended a CT-scan. The results were some microscopic fractures in my L4 and L5 back bones (whatever that means ;)
I'm now doing PT twice a week and I'll have to be in my brace for 3 months.
All the doctors I've seen think it's from two factors: I had a big growth spurt a couple of years ago (I'm now 5'10") and doing the P90-X Ab Ripper X. So, if you're doing the P90-X program, careful!! hahahaha :) You've been warned ;)
The back brace is almost like a corset, it's kinda cool but annoying at the same time hahahaha :) I don't have to wear it when I sleep (thank you God!! HAHAHHAHA) just during the day.
Have you ever had a big injury before?