In the last month I have gotten an X-ray and I was very impressed with the outcome. My lower lumbar the bottom curve has completely straightened and the top has got barely anything to a curve. I am beginning to get used to my brace and sometimes I forget its on. I do get mean looks quite a lot and mybe once or twice been called freaky. Nights are still really hard I haven't been to the full tightness but I am getting there.