With an estimated 31 million Americans experiencing back pain, it’s no wonder that pain relief products have become increasingly popular. If you suffer from back pain on a regular basis, there is a diverse range of solutions; from supports to seats, which are designed to alleviate pain, correct your posture and make you feel more comfortable when you’re sitting or standing
This review will focus on the Nada Chair BackRx, a sit-down posture brace, which claims to ease and prevent back pain.
About the company
Founded in 1985, Nada Chair distributes a diverse range of products, which encourage the body to support itself. These products are made to eliminate discomfort and prevent further problems from occurring. The supports are for those who spend long periods of time sitting or driving, and most are suitable for a variety of environments. Astronauts have even used some Nada Chair products as part of NASA space voyages.
Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Nada Chair aims to produce support braces that work without a hefty price tag. Studies have shown that despite the affordable prices, these products are capable of outperforming those that come with a much higher RRP. Nada Chair products can be bought online or at trade shows.
The company claims to manufacture every product to the ‘highest standards’ and has worked with the same manufacturer for over 20 years.
This review will concentrate on the Nada Chair BackRx support system. Other products that are available from Nada Chair include Back-Up, S’portBacker, Kiddy Up and Lumbar Jack.
About the BackRx
Do you find yourself reaching for an extra cushion to support your back while sitting? Do you find yourself slouching while sitting at a computer? If you’ve answered yes, give the BackRx a try. The BackRx is what is known as an augmentative support system, which provides additional support for the lumbar region, the lower back. The BackRx is an elastic version of the popular Back-Up support system, and Nada Chair markets it as a ‘travel companion.’
The BackRx simple goes on across your lower back and straps to your knees. The BackRx is a simple and easy way to have good posture while sitting at your computer. The elastic straps make putting it on a snap!
The BackRx is portable, lightweight, and offers you support and comfort when you’re out and about. Whether you’re off out for a day of fishing, watching a game at the local stadium, going on a road trip, or working remotely, you can carry the BackRx around easily.
If you experience pain while you drive, and you have an automatic car, you can utilize the support while you’re driving by removing the right leg from the elastic loop, freeing it up to operate the pedals. The support will stay in place as it will still be looped around your left leg.
The Nada Chair BackRX claims to improve your posture and relieve pain by increasing activity in the muscles that work to correct and maintain your posture. This product is also a step up from the non-elastic support, as it recruits your hip flexors, as well as your core muscles. This is particularly beneficial for bringing more stability to the pelvis.
As somebody who is no stranger to posture braces, I was excited to try the Nada Chair BackRx and see if it made a difference. I tend to spend long periods of the day sitting at a computer and have tried other products in the past. The BetterBack is my preferred support system at desk, but I was open-minded when it came to trying the BackRx for the first time.
The main selling-point of the BackRx for me was the ease of use. I often get up and down a lot while I’m working and I was looking forward to trying something that would be much easier to take on and off than the BetterBack. When I managed to sort out the straps and get the brace on, I did find that it was easy to use and it did provide support for my lower back. I do feel that the the Nada Chair BackUp product offers better support and comfort, but this is an easier option if you are out and about or you like to stretch your legs and take regular breaks from your desk. I will say that it did take some getting used to, and initially, I found that it was easy to get tangled up in the straps. This is probably an issue you wouldn’t encounter after the first few times, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you are trying the product for the first time.
The only issue I had with the BackRx is the lack of adjustability. It was too tight for me, because of my height. Michelle tried it on and it fit her just fine.
Although the BackRx is versatile and useful, it’s not for tall people or those with long legs. I would say that other products would be better suited to anyone over 6ft tall.
As with all products, the Nada Chair BackRx offers both pros and cons. Once you get used to the straps, it is easy to take on and off, and it has a low profile, which means that you don’t have to worry about the support being visible under your clothes. It can be difficult to adjust the system if you have long legs. The BackRx is convenient if you’re going out or you like to take breaks when you’re at your desk, but there are better products out there if you’re focused solely on support. I would recommend trying other Nada Chair products, which aren’t designed to be as mobile or the BetterBack. Priced at around $50, this may be a cheaper option than other brands, and it’s well worth considering if you don’t want to spend a lot of money and you’re after something simple.Purchase BackRx Here
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