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 Nov 20, 2017

I think it works.

By John Feaster, Ville Platte, LA, Verified Reviewer

I am an octogenarian with a long history of back problems. I have tried chiropractors, acupressure, BENGAY, Capzasin, exercises, bed rest, Advil, massage, and back braces. They all help.

I particularly like this brace. I have had it for about one month. Whether my back is hurting or not, I put it on and pump it up for about an hour every day and wear it while I am walking around, at the computer, etc., then let the air out and either leave it on for several hours or take it off immediately. Yesterday I left it on for 6 hours while on the tractor bush hogging and my back felt fine afterward. When on the tractor or taking long trips, I wear it outside my clothes because I cannot button my trousers over it.

The video that comes with it demonstrates about 10 different back exercises. I tried them once, and they really work, but I am too lazy to stick with them. So far I like this better than any remedy I have tried.

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

Company Response from DR-HO'S

Feb 22, 2019

Thank you John! We are very happy to hear that you are getting the pain relief you need from the belt. Keep at it with your exercises!

Helpful Review? 133 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 14, 2015


By S A White , Shoreline, WA

I called them in June and was told by the rep that it was to be covered by Medicare if I get a prescription from the doctor. I received the belt and it was defective. I contacted SMS, the company that sent it. They said they would mail me the label so that it could be sent back (waited two weeks) and was sent back.

Then I received a bill from SMS for the balance of the cost showing the belt was paid by Medicare for $1,295.00 and I was shocked since the ultimate package on the web costs only $304.94, that's quite a big difference! I contacted SMS and requested it be canceled but was told the replacement was sent 8/25 along with a return label.

I called them on 9/8 asking why I did not receive and to stop the delivery. I was treated so rudely and with such disrespect. They said that the belt would be delivered by UPS 9/9 and to refuse it. This has been the most horrible buying experience ever from beginning to end!

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

Helpful Review? 410 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 16, 2015

Broken Belt

By Wendy Estergaard , London On. Canada

My husband loved this belt, after 6 months of using every night at work, all the little white rivets popped out and the air valve won't hold the air. I never saw him so sad about anything before. It must have really worked but we can't afford to buy one every 6 months.

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

Helpful Review? 186 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 9, 2015

It is not a scam.

By Mary Thurman, Las Vegas, NV, Verified Reviewer

I have one and It works Great. Thanks Dr Ho. I just sent in my daughter's address so that she can get help with her back and leg pain.

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

Helpful Review? 113 People Have Voted

Posted on Jun 8, 2015

It is a bit cumbersome, but, has helped me!

By Ronald , Long Beach, CA

I was/am at wits end, I have multiple disc ruptures, severe spinal stenosis, arthritis, some of my ruptures were huge, a 12mm X 8mm at L3-4, which, has given me such pain, limited my walking without a cane and had me contemplating a rest home. I have other HUGE disc ruptures at T12-L1, surgery has been recommended by every orthopedic surgeon & doctor I have seen, but, I resisted, as they would have to split & gut me like a fish I was told! I have been watching Dr. Ho for years on TV & after talking to my back doctor, sent away for the belt, received the belt 3 days after ordering it!

I ripped open the package, I didn't read the instructions, pumped it up and felt INSTANT pain relief! Been one week today, so far, so good, walking without my cane, pain reduced & balance much better! A bit cumbersome to be sure & walking around as a support belt, but, as a therapy belt, hey, see for yourself, I did & happy I bit the bullet!

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

Helpful Review? 146 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Dr. Ho's Compression Belt

By Donald Matusoff , Chicago, IL

I have had pain in my right leg due to my back. The Dr. Ho's Compression belt has not helped at all. I cannot not feel any support. I have a 32 waist so I ordered the small one. I have seen no effect at all.

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

Helpful Review? 192 People Have Voted

Posted on Nov 1, 2014

Dr. Ho's decompression belt

By Kat , Wisconsin

I tried it for about two weeks and then a small attachment that connects the belt to the pump fell off and I can't find a replacement. The belt is now useless to me. I've put money down the drain.

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

Helpful Review? 219 People Have Voted
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