About Sweet Support
Sweet Support gently pulls your spine into alignment, making it impossible for you to slouch, which can help improve your posture and relieve pain. Regularly wear it at home or while sitting at your desk, and you’ll eventually train yourself to sit right without it using at all.
Honestly, it’s reasonable to believe that you might experience some pain relief using Sweet Support. This doesn’t mean it’s right for all individuals though, which is why it’s so important to read this entire review.
Here, we’ll cover exactly what Sweet Support claims to do and how it claims to do this. We’ll also provide other similar options to Sweet Support, and our “final verdict” on what you can expect from using it.
Sweet Support’s Claims
Unlike posture braces, which help straighten your spine when standing, posture slings like Sweet Support align your spine when sitting.
Sweet Support (and most other posture slings) accomplishes this using two different straps, which loop in front of your knee. These straps are then attached to a sling that covers roughly ¼ of your back.
When you pull on Sweet Support’s straps to adjust, the sling gently pulls your lower back forward, so that your spine is perfectly aligned and it becomes “impossible to slouch.” In just minutes a day, this can result in fewer backaches, less sore muscles, and decreased neck strain associated with poor posture.
And with less pain, Sweet Support might help improve your mood and state of mind. Over time, you could even train your posture and not need Sweet Support at all!
When you’re finished using Sweet Support, the posture sling folds into a small pouch for easy storage, also making it ideal for travel.
How much will this improved mood and elevated state of mind cost you?
Sweet Support’s Cost & Refund Policy
One Sweet Support posture brace will cost you $19.99 plus $6.99 S&H. Like most other ASOTV products, you’ll be able to purchase an additional brace for an extra $9.99 S&H.
With Sweet Support, you’ll have a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Want to process a refund? Did you purchase the BOGO offer? You’ll ultimately lose almost as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.
Nonetheless, you can request a refund by calling Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655.
Sweet Support’s Manufacturer
Speaking of Telebrands, in addition to Sweet Support, the company has been making hundreds of popular ASOTV products for more than 30 years, including recent ones like Pocket Hose Ultra, Grassology, and Hurricane 360 Spin Mop.
The verdict? According to more than 500 HighYa readers, these have an average rating of 2 stars. Common complaints include failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and poor customer service.
In addition to Telebrands’s D- rating and 1,188 customer complaints with the BBB (as of 9/2/15), they were investigated by the NJ Attorney General’s office for allegedly violating the Consumer Fraud Act. At the time of our research, the investigation was ongoing.
Given all this, is Sweet Support a good value?
Where’s Your Back Pain Coming From?
To answer this “value” question, the first thing you need to ask yourself is, “What’s causing my back pain?”
Why is this important? Because back pain can be caused by thousands of different factors. Slipped discs. Sciatica. Old sports injuries. Strained muscles. Or a combination of things. And as you probably guessed, in order to reduce this pain, you have to address the root cause.
Sweet Support is only intended to address posture-related pain. While poor posture might aggravate other types of back pain, if yours isn’t directly related to posture, you might find Sweet Support less effective than you were expecting.
If your doctor has narrowed down your back pain to poor posture, is Sweet Support your only option?
Other Products Like Sweet Support
If you’re looking for seated posture support, you’ve got lots of options to choose from. You can see just how many by typing the phrase “posture sling” or “posture brace” into any search engine.
You’ll quickly notice that many of these options are similar to Sweet Support. You’ll even find ones, like Smart Back, that appear to be identical.
If you need to try one out before buying, you’ll probably be able to find posture slings at your local pharmacy or big box retailer.
Need more incentive to explore other options? Many of these products will be less expensive than Sweet Support, especially when you factor in its ultra-high S&H charges.
Do Posture Braces Work?
Sure, it makes sense. When wearing a posture brace, you’re supporting your lower back and retraining your muscles, so that your pain can be reduced and your posture can be improved over time.
However, whether you’re talking about Sweet Support or any other sitting posture brace, there’s very little clinical showing that they work.
There is a lot of clinical evidence pointing to why you shouldn’t use a posture brace, though. Primarily because they’re known to limit movement and thereby weaken muscles. So if you decide to spend your money on a posture brace, be sure that you don’t wear if for long periods of time.
What can you do instead? Exercise doing something that you enjoy, take periodic stretch breaks several times per day (away from your desk), and of course talk with your doctor if you poor posture or back pain persists.
Is Sweet Support “the Fast & Simple Solution for Improving Posture?”
Perhaps. But does this mean it will necessarily relieve your back pain?
As we mentioned above, this depends precisely on what’s causing your back pain, which is information only your doctor can provide. If you haven’t already done so, make an appointment with them.
If you learn that your back pain is posture-related, will Sweet Support work? It certainly seems possible. But will you look very cool using it? Definitely not, so it might cause some embarrassment when at work or in public (e.g. concerts, sporting events, etc.).
But hey, even with the curious stares, if Sweet Support relieves your pain, it’s probably worth it!
Likewise, remember that Sweet Support will only “improve your mood and state of mind” if your bad mood or poor mindset is a result of back pain caused by poor posture.