This is the stretching aid that supports the spine's natural curvature to help relieve back pain. Encouraging improved posture and restored function by reducing stiffness and facilitating proper alignment of the vertebrae, the stretching aid's 15 ABS molded ribs each form two raised nodes that align with the muscles of the mid and lower back without placing any direct pressure on the spine itself. One's own body weight presses the nodes against the back, relieving fatigued muscles. Its overall curved shape realigns the spine back to its natural shape, countering the effects of slouching. For users up to 250 lbs. 22 1/2" L x 10" W x 4" H. (3 lbs.)
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(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)
from Breeding, Ky.
I really like this product. It's like anything that is beneficial....you have to use it to reap the benefits. The first few days I used it, I saw an immediate improvement in my posture. Then I got busy, and felt my old posture returning. I am making a new concerted effort to use the back stretcher every day. I can see the difference.
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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
I was a bit leary when I first took this out of the box. But once I tried it, I realized how great it was going to be. Such an easy, perfect stretch. Good for those long days, sitting in front of a computer. Good for a great stretch after a run. Good for a yoga-style relax anytime you need it! Love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
And the verdict is...
By the wife of husband with dislocated
from Tampa, Fl
I bought this for my husband who has back pain due to some dislocated ribs. He found that it worked; but that he literally could NOT get up by himself! He is a younger man (30yrs) is great physical condition, but he literally has to roll hiself off of it; which is slightly painful. For my bottom line I am going to say "would recomend" but cautioning it away from older individuals or using it when alone (no one to help you up).
(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
So Far So Good
By Old and Sore
from Royal Oak, Michigan
I also have fibromyalgia and have a hard time getting on. I have to use it on my bed so I am sure that it deminishes the effect. You should also put the warning on the picture that it can't be used with Osteoporosis. Luckily it is one disease I don't have. Also the instructions that come with the product are a reverse of the man using the product in your cataloge
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Doubtful when bought, now 'sold'
from Columbus, OH
I had my doubts but when hubby used product, he realized an improvement in his back almost instantly. He was as surprised as I was but now he is a firm believer and faithfully uses it at least 3 x's daily. Swears it has almost eliminated his back pain. His posture is better and his overall outlook has improved dramatically. Thank you for your product!
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Back Stretching Pain Reliever
from Tucson, AZ
The product is as advertised. It's actually sturdier than I thought from the picture. I glued a 1" foam padding to cover the surface because the hard plastic was not so comfortable. But it's great with the padding on it.
NOT GOOD FOR ME
from Dallas, Tx
I followed instructions and layed on it for less than 10 minutes and I was so sore and not in a good way, the ridges poke on your back. I felt the bruises for a week. Not well ergonomically constructed, made out of plastic.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: If you find the bars uncomfortable, it is suggested that you try placing a towel or blanket over the unit to personalize your stretch to your comfort level. Please remember that we back our merchandise with a lifetime guarantee. Should you ever find that an item doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, our customer service team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-321-1484 to assist you with returning it.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Beats going to a chiropracter
from Mississauga, Ontario Canada
I use the the product to stretch my back and improve my posture. It is great because it is light and small which makes it easy to store.It is a bit sharp on the top but a towel improves the feel of it.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Does the job.
from Ottawa, Canada
The natural shape of the human spine is a double S. One is at the neck (no problem, normally). It's the lower S just above the hips that is forced the wrong way in a well-worn, sagging couch. The Back Stretcher helps pop/supports the vertebrae/discs into the normal shape, allowing Nature to heal any lower-back soreness. -CouchPotato
Easy and Simple
from Honolulu, HI
Easy, simple, and with just a few minutes of use I get up standing straight and tall, where before I was all stooped over and achy.
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