Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer211 Great for back pain
When laying on the ground, it works great for back pain as long as it is positioned correctly under you back. See the pamphlet that comes with the Back Wave II for examples of how to position it beneath your back. It also works great to sit on either at the desk or dinner table. It makes you sit up straight which I love!
March 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by catgirl RESTORATIVE
I use this in the evenings usually after exercise. It is a great way to relax your spine. Also use it while doing crunches.
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sb347 strong and very well made
Well built, sturdy, exercises provided are well explained. It is important not to do too much at once, this mechanism feels like getting a chiropractic adjustment. One of us has chronic neck issues the other chronic back. It has helped us tremendously.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keesh Does exactly what it says it does
Excellent product. Really stretches the spine in a good and healthy manner.
November 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Britt Not for herniated disc therapy/relief...
I purchased the Back Wave II to help alleviate pressure from herniated discs in the thoracic/lumbar area and scoliosis pains. After one light-use of the product I wound up suffering from an acute lumbar strain and spasms, which put me out of work for a week. My orthopedic physician has recommended that I not use the product again and am currently back in physical therapy.
The product is good quality, considering the simple make (basically a curved hump of wood covered in cushioned leather, with spinal indentation). This is certainly a tool for stretching the spine, but I would NOT recommend it for anyone with active spine issues.
I have bought other products from Gaiam and like them, however I will be returning this one.
August 12, 2014