Dr. Ho's Decompression Belt

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Dr. Ho's Decompression Belt

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Dr. Ho’s Decompression Belt claims to provide in-home relief from chronic, acute back pain using gentle and effective traction, by using it for 30 minutes per session. Research shows that it may work but not always if you have certain underlying conditions.

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2.2 Stars out of 40 Reviews
5 Star:22% 4 Star:7% 3 Star:2% 2 Star:5% 1 Star:62%
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Posted on Mar 1, 2019

Works for me!

By Tommy F., Kearney, MO, Verified Reviewer

As a long-time sufferer of osteoarthritic pain, I have tried a lot of things to relieve the pain. I have tried pain-relieving drugs. They DO work, but there are side-effects. I have tried regular chiropractic care, and that helps A LOT.

Then I found Dr. Ho's 2-in-1 Back Relief Belt. WOW! I felt a little relief after the first time I inflated the belt, by my experience is after I got used to it, it worked better and better each time. I supplement my use of the belt with regular chiropractic care.

I have been diagnosed with severe degenerative osteoarthritis, so Medicare now covers most of what I try for pain relief. My chiropractor accepts Medicare Assignment, accepting what Medicare pays him as full payment. Medicare paid the cost of this belt, so there was NOTHING out of pocket. I found the claims about this belt to be ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

My results were NOT miraculous, but after the 3rd and the 4th and the 5th treatment using the belt, I have less trouble getting around. I know the results are not imagined, because my chiropractor has noticed an improvement. Like he said, I had nothing to lose by TRYING the belt. So I tried it, and now my chiropractic adjustments take less than 20 minutes!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Mar 5, 2019

Hi Tommy, we are happy to hear that you are getting the relief you need to help you get around!

Helpful Review? 33 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

It helps me

By Lawrence K., Green Bay, WI, Verified Reviewer

I was skeptical, but when you are in tears and falling due to a lower back condition, what the heck. The belt has helped me tremendously. I am 71 years old, and have a couple of part-time jobs that I am confident I can now do. You have to do it daily and do some of the exercises too, but it works for me.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Feb 22, 2019

Thank you Lawrence! We are glad that we have given the ability to do those jobs now!

Helpful Review? 29 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Terrible service

By Philip M., Venice, FL, Verified Reviewer

After calling them and getting set up, I received a call from Victor yesterday (2/8) stating my doctor did not give the ok for the belt. This is 5 weeks after I did all the paperwork with them.

I called my doctor's office the day they told me to do so telling them to look out for a fax for my doctor to approve. Once again this was 5 weeks ago, and they said no problem, so why Dr. Ho’s office waited so long to get back to me is unknown.

There is no way my family doctor would have turned the belt request down without calling me first. All I can say is the service is not very good.

I was okayed by Dr. Ho’s office that my health insurance would cover the belt purchase early January.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Mar 14, 2019

Our 2-in-1 Back Relief Belt is a Medicare covered product. Since DR-HO'S is not set up to bill Medicare plans,we would refer you to an insurance specialist of an affiliated brace company that can work with you to get coverage for the belt. To reach the insurance specialists about all Medicare coverage inquiries, please call 1-855-483-6964.

Helpful Review? 40 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 15, 2019

On the fence

By Melody O., Atlanta, GA, Verified Reviewer

The very first time I used the belt I wore it upside down (the inflation tube positioned on the bottom of the belt on my right). IT HURT! I had to remove it within 2-3 minutes. The next day, I decided to try it again. I actually read the directions and positioned it correctly (with the inflation tube positioned on the top of the belt, my left side). It worked great while I was wearing it but as soon as I took it off the pain returned immediately. Obviously not able to wear it 24/7, but when it is used and used correctly it works!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Mar 14, 2019

Thanks Melody! We are glad to hear that it works when you wear it. Over time I hope your pain is reduced!

Helpful Review? 27 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

Scam, beware!

By Paul S., Albany, NY, Verified Reviewer

They take your Medicare insurance information then tell you that you're approved for the belt. Then they tell you that you're going to have to talk to another doctor in their network who will contact you at a later date. Keeping in mind they already have your Medicare number, and your personal contact information attached to the number! Even your place of residence...don't do it! PLEASE. I'm contacting BBB...

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 79 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

I love my Dr. Ho belt

By Olivia R., North Carolina, Verified Reviewer

Best yet, and I have tried a lot of things for my back. I injured my lower back in 1990, tried chiropractic, pain medication therapy. Since receiving my belt, I am pain-free. Thanks for making this great product.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Mar 14, 2019

Thank you Olivia - we are so happy to hear that you are pain-free!

Helpful Review? 24 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 19, 2019

The customer service

By Rocelia M., California, Verified Reviewer

I called three times. The first time I gave all my information to the woman and she'd put it in the computer. The second time was to check on the status, and the supervisor said that they had none of my information at all and asked if I called the same number as before. The last time I called was within the hour, and when the woman answered, I asked to speak to the supervisor because I wasn't going to go through what I had before. After a short hold some woman came on the phone claiming to be the supervisor and asked how I was getting the belt, (insurance, cash or Medicare), I told her that she sounded like the woman that answered the phone and that I'd call back later. Horrible customer service unless you talk to a real supervisor.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 84 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 17, 2019


By Lee L., Sandy Springs, GA, Verified Reviewer

My 86-year-old dementia mother bought this online TWICE. The first time, it was too big for her very small waist. I called to return, it was easy as long as I had the receipt.

Well, she ordered it AGAIN, completely forgetting the first experience of it not fitting and too cumbersome to manipulate all the belts, pump, etc. Mom thought this guy was a real doctor. He is a DC. I like DC's but not these kind that prey of peoples' pain and make confusing contraptions that elderly can't use.

This time, I cannot find the receipt...dead in the water. No way to return it. Besides, they charged her Medicare, I am sure the entire amount of $250+! No wonder we can't afford Medicare...because of scammers like this guy.

BTW, I tried to call the 877 #, the wait was OVER 45 minutes the recording said...probably LOTS of returns!

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Mar 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your comment! We appreciate you understanding our position in that we want to be able to help people as much as possible, but we need a way to track returns.

Helpful Review? 71 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 13, 2019

Dr. Ho's Belt - poor quality

By Larry E., Kent Bridge, Ontario, Canada, Verified Reviewer

I ordered this belt some time ago and wore it as required. The smaller belt helped my back pain, but I found that the outside belt should have had a Velcro pad on it to keep it done up. What was on it was unsatisfactory. I then ordered the larger belt but found that was too large. I then found out that the cheap Chinese rubber that was in the bladder leaked and would not hold the pressure. As a result, I now have two belts that are not worth damn! The things lasted just long enough to get them by the warranty period.

I would not recommend these things to anyone. Just save your money, they are not worth what they are charging!

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Feb 22, 2019

Hi Larry, we are sorry to hear you didn't like the design of our belt. We do currently have velcro to keep the belt done up. In addition, we offer a 1-year warranty on all our products. We would love the opportunity to speak with you to troubleshoot your unit (sometimes it's the valve that needs to be tightened to maintain pressure). Can you please reach out to our Customer Care team at 1-877-374-6669 so we can assist?

Helpful Review? 86 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 11, 2019

2 in 1 back relief belt

By Andy M., Cardinal, Ontario, Canada, Verified Reviewer

The only relief I got was in my bank account. Save your money. Go and see your doctor...it's cheaper and it "WORKS."

GOODBYE Dr. Ho Ho Ho. I would not recommend this belt even to my worst enemy.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Feb 22, 2019

Hi Andy, we are sorry to hear that you didn't like our belt. We would love the chance to talk to you to walk you through troubleshooting fit, and how to use it. Please call our Customer Care team at 1-877-374-6669.

Helpful Review? 82 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

Worst company I've ever dealt with

By William M., Hazlet, NJ, Verified Reviewer

I just had the worst experience of any company I've ever dealt with! I've had four strokes and a heart attack due to a-fib. I also have back problems and a friend let me try Dr. Ho's back brace. I am on Aetna Medicare Advantage program. I called Aetna first and advised that I needed Dr. Ho's back brace for the traction aspect and they advised me that it was covered, but I would be responsible for 20%, which was fine.

I called Dr. Ho's number 800-319-4976. They told me that they wouldn't bill Aetna and I would have to pay for it myself, because they said Aetna would not pay for it. I offered to give then Aetna's phone number and that I just got off the phone with them and yes they would pay for it. I gave them my debit card number for the 20% not covered by Aetna, and the women kept trying to charge me more. I can't put out more as I have a cardiologist, neurologist and General Practitioner that all prescribe expensive medicines. She had the audacity to tell me I need the belt even though without my medications I will have another stroke or a heart attack. It didn't matter to her as long as she sold me a back brace. Due to my strokes, I have to record my phone calls. I told her that by the time I was done I had to check my blood pressure and heart rate.

Apparently, Dr. Ho doesn't prescribe to the Hippocratic Oath but the hypocritic oath. I want and deserve an apology for the way I was treated. I am copying this message and will be sending it on to any other addresses I feel will be pertinent, I will bring the copy of the phone conversation to my doctors and chiropractor.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 76 People Have Voted
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