As an ex-gymnast, I have more joint and back problems than I can list and woke up with tears most mornings from pain. This topper made sleeping enjoyable again and virtually pain free!! The only negative, you will hate when you have to sleep in a bed without it and will wish it was portable. The only thing I will say is the color is a bit ugly and can discolor but who cares when it is topped with sheets. Just make sure to let it unroll and sit out for a few days to air before putting on your bed.