Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5 out of 5 by MargaretL shoulder brace
Love it!!! I have been having neck pain for 2 years now. I have tried, or I am currently doing, yoga, massage, acupunture, physical therapy for my neck pain. Continued use of the computer and my posture (didn't know my posture was poor, but it must be), aggravate my neck pain. I wear the brace whenever I can. It is the best help I have had so far. It constantly reminds me to throw my shoulders back. I wear it over a shirt so the velcro doesn't irriate my skin. It feels like I am wearing a bra and a sports bra. So not the most comfortable...but definately better than beng in pain. I feel it is realy helping me!
March 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasBounce It's Worth a Try
I am a 5'10" female, approx. 130 lbs. I ordered a Medium and it fits fine. I will echo what everyone else has said -- you must wear a shirt under this. It is by no means comfortable, but considering its purpose, you can't really expect it to be. I do think it helps a little in keeping my shoulders back. I deducted one star from the overall rating because I think it is overpriced at $55.
February 2, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aelf Eases my back pain
Many of us need to counteract the effects of office jobs or just plain bad posture. I've had chronic pain in my neck and shoulders for a long time. Getting this brace helps to ease the pain and is re-training my muscles to hold my shoulders back instead of rounded forward. It's easy to put on, goes in the wash (on gentle cycle) when it needs it, and is fairly unnoticeable when I'm wearing it under a cardigan or jacket. The only complaint I have is it can be scratchy and if you live in a hot climate, sometimes a full t-shirt to wear under it is too warm, so it can chafe.
October 1, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chijay Not for me
The product was well made and comfortable with it's easily adjustable design, however, it did not provide the strength necessary to pull my shoulders back. For someone with a less severe need the product would provide good value for the price.
August 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fionamae Mnemonic, Not Cure
Years of pain from disc problems in my neck, and rotator cuff and nerve problems in my shoulder has left me with a rolled-over arm and very tight chest muscles. I purchased this brace to complement the physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga and Pilates that I have been doing to correct my postural imbalance. It is very effective as a reminder to use the right muscles (i.e., not to slump and tighten your chest), but you really need to do the work to develop your musculature without the brace. Not a cure, but a tool for achieving a deeper and more permanent solution. It is a bit of a bear to get the adjustment just right.
August 3, 2010