About OneBack Belt
Using an integrated lumbar dome and gentle bilateral opposing pressure, the OneBack Belt is claimed to improve posture, align your spine, and reduce disc and lumbar-area compression, leading to reduced pain and increased mobility. Despite this, the OneBack Belt’s low-profile, ultra-comfortable, lightweight, and ergonomic design is claimed to not restrict movement and to be discreet enough to wear under your clothes.
In fact, using 2 padded sections made of breathable neoprene and a durable polypropylene blend, which are attached to one another using adjustable nylon straps, the OneBack Belt is claimed to be so effective that it’s clinically proven to stop pain almost instantly and to promote injury recovery. We’ll talk more about this in a moment.
For now though, in your quest to find relief from back pain, you’ve probably purchased a variety of other back braces and products, only to find they didn’t work as advertised—or in some instances, not at all. Now, you’re wondering is the OneBack Belt is any different, or if it’s just more empty promises? So what’s the verdict? Consider the following:
What Are the “Bilateral Opposing Forces” Used by OneBack Belt?
Although it may sound scientific, “bilateral opposing forces” simply references the fact that OneBack Belt simultaneously applies pressure to both your abdomen and your back. Given this definition, essentially any type of brace, whether for you back or another part of your body, could be said to use bilateral opposing forces.
Is the OneBack Belt Clinically Proven?
Next, despite claiming to be clinically proven and that 100% of participants reported complete back pain relief, while more than 80% reported instant pain relief, there aren’t any citations provided on the OneBack Belt website to support these claims. However, given the fact that participants “reported,” this might mean it was simply a user survey instead of a formal clinical trial.
With this in mind, there are a number of questions left unanswered, the most important of which is: how were participants screened? Did they report just general back pain, or lower back pain specifically? Was their pain related to a certain set of injuries or physical conditions? Let’s find out why this is so important…
What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?
As we outlined in our Winning the Battle Against Sciatica & Chronic Back Pain article, back pain can have dozens (if not hundreds) of different causes. In fact, even for patients with back pain in the same general area, there can be numerous causes, such as sprained muscles, slipped discs, degenerative diseases, and much more.
Because of this, some individuals might find that the OneBack Belt specifically addresses their diagnosis and provides at least some level of pain relief, while others may not. In the instance of OneBack Belt, the manufacturer claims it “relieves compression of the discs and nerves in the lumbar region,” so if this isn’t what’s causing your pain, it may not provide any relief.
When it Comes to Back Braces, You Have Options
Finally, keep in mind that there are hundreds of back braces you can choose from, whether online or at several retailers near you. Because of this, we’d recommend researching your options thoroughly and speaking with your physician before deciding on one.
Are Consumers Happy with the OneBack Belt?
It appears that OneBack Belt had only recently been marketed by the manufacturer, so there weren’t any online consumer reviews available at the time of our research.
However, we did learn that the OneBack Belt is manufactured by World Wide Medical Products. When searching for the company online though, we came across this website, although there is no mention of the OneBack Belt—or any other types of braces for that matter—so it’s not clear if this is the same company.
OneBack Belt Pricing & Refund Policy
2 OneBack Belts, which are claimed to fit anywhere from an 18-inch waist up to an 80-inch waist, are priced at $19.95 plus $17.90 S&H (yes, you read that right!), bringing your total to $37.85. Along with each belt, you’ll also receive 2 comfort inserts.
According to the OneBack Belt’s home page and commercial, the back brace comes with a 1-year refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you decide to return your OneBack Belts, you’ll likely spend more in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund. And as we mentioned in our As Seen on TV Buyer’s Guide, most manufacturers understand that this is a strong incentive not to request a refund.
Regardless, in order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at (800) 918-0827.
Will the OneBack Belt Finally Provide Relief from Your Back Pain?
Chopping to the Point: Although the OneBack Belt could feasibly help reduce your back pain, considering the fact there are almost as many causes of back pain as there are sufferers, you’ll definitely want to speak with your physician about your diagnosis before placing your order.
And if you do decide to roll the dice on OneBack Belt, keep in mind you’re likely to spend more in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund if you process a return.