Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 38
Rated 3 out of 5 by Owni Not for me
This wasn't enough for me. I wish I had read the read the reviews. this serves to 'remind' you to sit up straight, but I need something to actually do it for me. I hope the Cincher back can provide that. I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me get the sizing right. I'm a 5'8' 140lb guy.
July 4, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnneF Scratchy!
It did help a ton with alignment, but if it came into contact anywhere with my skin it left red marks. The velcro rubbed pretty bad if you weren't completely covered by clothing between you and the brace. Sad, because it would have been great otherwise! I had to return it.
April 15, 2011
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