About Copper Back
Made of a lightweight and breathable fabric, Copper Back is an adjustable compression belt that is claimed to fit all body types, and to compress against pain zones in your back while providing relief from discomfort.
But can this self-proclaimed “high-performance” compression belt really help relieve your back pain, or is it a waste of your money? In addition, do products manufactured by Telebrands have a reputation for quality, or for failing to work as advertised? Let’s find out.
How Does Copper Back Claim to Work, & What Benefits Does it Provide?
Back pain can be the result of a number of causes, which is why Copper Back claims to help relieve it by improving circulation, straightening your posture, and reducing swelling in your back muscles. In order to accomplish this, Copper Belt is claimed to simultaneously address multiple causes of back pain, including posture, circulation, and muscle swelling.
The manufacturer claims that Copper Back can be worn under your clothing, which provides all day support, allows you to move freely, and enhances your mobility, including standing, sitting, walking, bending, and lifting. In fact, Copper Wear can even be worn while sleeping so that you don’t wake up stiff or sore.
Copper Back Pricing & Refund Policy
Copper Back is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling, and you’ll be able to purchase a second Copper Back for an additional $12.99 when placing your order.
Copper Back compression belts come with a 30-day refund policy, less shipping and handling (see more about this in the following section). In order to begin the process, you’ll need to contact Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655.
Is Copper Back Really Effective for Relieving Back Pain?
If you’re looking for relief from back pain, you’re probably willing to try just about anything. But before you hand over your hard-earned money for Copper Back, consider the following facts:
Since originally being featured in compression wear such as Tommie Copper and Copper Fit due to its ability to kill bacteria, copper is now being included in a variety of products such as Copper Pajamas, where the copper is woven directly into the fabric fibers.
On the other hand, Copper Back appears to only feature 15 small copper “domes” that are affixed in 3 rows to the back of the compression belt. As such, it appears that the company is promoting these domes as providing some kind of pain relief benefit, although there is no clinical evidence showing copper can do such a thing.
In other words, while the compression benefits of Copper Back may help relieve pain and improve your posture, these copper domes won’t really provide any benefits at all.
Product Reviews and Company Reputation
Copper Back is a brand new product, with a URL that was just registered in June 2014. As such, there are no online customer reviews that can be used to gauge overall satisfaction.
However, Copper Back is manufactured by Telebrands, a leader in the “As Seen in TV” industry, who also manufactures the Hurricane 360 Spin Mop, Ankle Genie, Pocket Hose Ultra, and many more. Although the company holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, they have more than 1,600 closed complaints over the past three years, with some of the most common referencing:
- Products that don’t perform as well as advertised, or that are constructed cheaply.
- Low customer satisfaction levels. As you’ll see from the above products, they all have average ratings of 2 stars or less.
- Poor customer service (difficulty processing returns/obtaining refunds, rude/unhelpful personnel, etc.)
Also, you can expect to have your contact information shared with third-party companies after purchasing Copper Back, which means you’ll likely receive numerous sales calls/emails.
Due to the manufacturer’s apparently low online customer reputation and the fact that the copper domes in Copper Back appear to serve no purpose, you might be able to receive the same (or even better) level of relief from back pain by purchasing a back brace from your local pharmacy or drug store. This way, if you don’t experience any benefits, you can just return it to the retailer without having to deal with calling customer service or losing money on S&H charges.
15 out 18 people found this review helpful
I had a double lumbar epidural 2 weeks ago but it did not alleviate all the pain shooting down my legs. I was in pain a full week when I saw this copper belt at the drug store & told myself "why not?" I put it on that evening and wore it to bed. When I woke up, my pain was almost gone. I have been wearing it two days & my pain is about the same. At least it will help until I begin physical therapy next week.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend