Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vector Back Brace - #1 for Targeted Lumbar Compression (L) Review

My husband's family has a history of back problems. He has been down on his back at times. It doesn't help that he's a dental technician; where he hunches over a lot. We recently got Vector Back Brace - #1 for Targeted Lumbar Compression (L) from BioSkin to review.


It comes with a Hot/Cold Gel Pad. Many get pads are only cold, or hot, but usually not both. Different pains require different temps.

To heat:

Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Flip the pad every 10 seconds. We heated ours up, and had no leaking problems.

To freeze:

Place the pad in the freezer for at least an hour. This does require more planning.

There is a pocket in the brace for the Hot/Cold Gel Pad. This is really handy!


The brace looked a little complicated to me at first. Let me tell you it's not complicated to use at all! It has thick velcro in the center, and a pulley system to pull and attach. Everything is pretty sturdy! It should be snug, not tight. Travis had no problem pulling it to fit right. 



Wash:

If you need to wash it it's hand wash only. You can use a detergent, but it needs to be a mild one. I make my own, so that's what we'll use. I wasn't expecting to wash this any other way. Sticking something in the machine that has a lot of velcro seems like you're asking for it to break down. Hang it up to dry. 

What Travis Thought:

My husband likes this so much that he brought it to work for his co-worker to try. His co-worker has been in and out of the hospital with back problems.

This may be something we get for my in-laws next year. It's handy, and they have back problems!

Cost:

$153.95, but on Amazon it's for sale for $99.95! I think this is a great price considering the costs of going to a chiropractor over and over again. Prevention is key! 

The Hot/Cold Gel Pad


Front View


Have you, or anyone in your family had back problems?

Disclaimer: I received the product above in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

7 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

I have back problems and back aches pretty often. I can just imagine how warm and comfortable it must feel to relieve the pain! When would be a good time to use cold pads to relieve back pain?

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

alissa apel said...

Cold makes the swelling go down for a pulled muscle. Heat makes the pulled muscle relax. You should go back and forth from cold to hot. Just like you would with a hurt ankle.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Jason spends a fortune on chiropractor visits. I wonder if this would help him. I'll have him check it out on Amazon.

mail4rosey said...

I like how nice and big it is on the back. I would love to have it for my good friend who always has back aching.

Masshole Mommy said...

Chris always has backaches from sitting all day at work. I bet that would helo him.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I really like my Vector back brace. It works very well for me.

~ Noelle said...

I like the pully system
It is sometimes difficult to get it tight enough doing it alone, this would be a big help

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