Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackie very well made
having been in an automobile accident a few months ago, I have had ongoing pain in my lower back. As long as I stand up straight I can deal with it. However, when attempting to work around the house and in the kitchen my back becomes quite painful to the point where I need to lie down the to ease the pain. This back support lessened pain to the point whereby I could work for a considerable time while working in the kitchen. It is very comfortable to wear and I am looking forward to its use while traveling in my car or on an airplane.
September 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rek4fit The only back brace you carry
This product was very expensive.Additionally the Velcro does not reach around the entire brace. Therefore I had to spend an additional $20 to have the brace altered so that the edges Would lay flat underneath my clothing. Wearing a back brace is part of my everyday life as I have had three back surgeries. I should have returned the brace before altering it as it that I spent $80. Now it is non returnable. The positive aspect of brace is that there is a small cushioned back and the brace lies flat other than afore mentioned. I am an owner of a fitness company and have tried many braces for my back. This product was cost prohibited.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by klein34 great product
I purchased this brace to throw javelin and im so happy I did. it gives me so much support and comfort that it helps me a lot.
May 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by snorkeling Very comfort, not so much support
It is not like the one with steels inside, so very soft,
you can still do what ever you want, almost no limitation.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob Tennis sufferers take notice!
I aggravated my lower back playing tennis, and it appeared as though I was going to be out of action for a few weeks. I decided to give the Shock Doctor support a try, and it far exceeded my expectations. My injury was at the base of my lower back, so I secured the brace about half above my beltline and half below my beltline. This provided perfect support while not inhibiting any breathing, movement or creating any stomach discomfort. I anticipate wearing this brace often for tennis and any lifting jobs around the house.
July 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DctrJ Good Product
Hurt lower back bad and decided to purchase this back support to encourage healing. It certainly helps keep everything aligned and prevents additional injury. I wore most of the day walking, driving and even sleeping a couple of nights when I was still in acute pain. Back injuries take a long time to heal and I believe this really sped up the healing process by preventing accidental torquing of my lower back. I'll keep wearing this when I feel a tinge of back pain for additional support. I have a 38" waist and purchased the L/XL and it works out well. It did stretch some. It also is fairly easy to use the two side panels to get support where you might need it for your specific injury/pain. Overall a good purchase!
June 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ahhh, that's better Quality product
I suffered from back problems throughout my 20s and underwent sucessful surgery in my early 30s. I aggravated my condition playing racquetball in my 50s. Now in retirement I've often been experiencing moderate to severe back pain. Buying something to give me extra support whenever fishing or gardening became essential. I bought The Shock Doctor for added back support, not with the expectation that it would eliminate my pain. And the Shock Doctor does what it promises. A long day trout fishing or a few hours gardening are made much more bearable when I wear it. I was really pleased with its construction. The materials are first-rate. The multiple adjustment straps allow you to fine-tune a comfortable fit. I cannot rate its effectiveness in relieving everyone's back problems since back ailment is different for each sufferer. I've only owned mine for a short time and cannot accurately rate its durability, but based on the quality of the product, I expect it to last a long time. My waste size is 36+ and the large I bought is nearly too small. Instead of buying an extra-large I plan to improve my physical condition and lose a few pounds. Then the large should fit me perfectly!
April 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dr Dan Great for Golf!!
I purchased this to wear while playing golf. Gives great support and allows me to play w/o any back pain. I have a pinched nerve and this really made me forget the pain. Worth the price!!
November 9, 2011