Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 44
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fibrokat Fibromyalgia Fighter
I purchased this hoping to improve my posture. What I got was much better. I found I no longer had pain in my shoulders or neck. For someone with fibromyalgia that is a VERY big deal. When I told my chiropractor I was using this he was excited for me, especially since it helps correct my forward head posture by helping me stand up straight.
March 12, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by smaloha Eh...
I don't love this thing. It's not very comfortable at all (the straps really dig into my underarms and I'm fairly average in size - 5'6 125lbs) plus, it's incredibly overpriced. My girlfriend has the exact same brace and she paid only $29.99. I'd say skip it and shop around. Find one that you can really wear throughout the day. I wanted mine to help my posture while on the computer, but it's so uncomfortable that I find myself never wanting to put it on.
February 16, 2010