About DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest
Dr. Michael Ho believes that “perfect curvature supports perfect posture,” so he designed DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest to fit the natural curvature of the spine, which can help you sit upright and promote energy flow.
By quickly attaching Perfectback Rest to any chair (even your car’s seat), you’ll be able to experience comfort and support, relieve neck and back pain, reduce aching, and decrease tension. You can even use Perfectback Rest as a spinal bridge during stretching exercises right before you go to sleep or soon after waking, which can help decompress vertebrae and relax tense muscles.
Sure, from a marketing perspective, DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest sounds like a dream come true. But you’re here because you want to find some relief from your back pain and discomfort, and you want someone to shoot from the hip: does DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest really work, or will it just end up collecting dust in the closet a couple months from now? We’ll help you make an informed decision.
First, let’s take a closer look at DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest.
Perfectback Rest’s Technical Details
DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest is made from strong, flexible, long-lasting materials (no mention of exactly which materials, though), and it attaches quickly to any office or home chair—even your car’s seats—with a simple strap.
If you’ll be using Perfectback Rest in your car, it also comes with a Driver’s Comfort Cushion that can relieve some of the pressure created by its 16 massage knobs, which easily attaches and detaches using four rubber fasteners. Perfectback Rest also features air vents to keep you cool and comfortable, flexible side support for maximum comfort, four rear springs that make it ideal for stretching, and it can even be used while doing sit-ups to maintain proper form and help protect your lower back.
Taken together, this is why Dr. Ho claims his Perfectback Rest really can give you a “perfect back.” But can it? We’ll explore this in the next section.
Will DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest Work as Advertised?
We’ve reviewed dozens of back products here at HighYa—we even wrote an in-depth guide about how to address your sciatica and chronic back pain—and we almost always come back to the same point: the level of relief you’ll receive from any product (not just Perfectback Rest) depends on what’s causing your pain.
For example, if you suffer from sciatica, it’s unlikely that a product like DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest will provide much (if any) relief. Why? Because it just won’t address the root cause of the condition or your pain. On the other hand, if you work in an office, sit for long periods at a time with less-than-ideal posture, and experience tense, sore muscles as a result, then it’s reasonable to believe that a product like Perfectback Rest might provide some relief.
Is it necessarily your best option, though?
Are There Other Options Like DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest?
These types of products go by many names, including ergonomic lumbar support devices, chair posture support, dynamic sitting products, posture orthotics, and many others. Regardless of what you call them though, the point is that if you’re looking for an aftermarket device that attaches to chairs and provides posture support, you’ve got a lot of choices.
Obviously, not all of these products will be designed exactly like DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest—with its Driver’s Comfort Cushion, 16 massage knobs, and rear-loaded springs—but like we discussed in the previous section, they might provide better relief based on your physician’s diagnosis. How do these products compare from a price perspective?
Is DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest Priced Perfectly?
Perfectback rest is priced at $59.98 plus $19.95 S&H, and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H. Comparatively, some of Perfectback Rest’s less feature-packed competition can be purchased for as little as $40.
Pro tip: Although Perfectback Rest seems priced reasonably, be sure to factor in these S&H charges into your decision. After all, by the time you send it back to the company, you could lose $30+ of your refund in shipping.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call ICTV Brands customer service at (888) 974-9096.
Given its reasonable price and all the benefits it claims to provide, are Perfectback Rest’s customers head over heels with excitement?
What Are Customers Saying About Perfectback Rest?
DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest is also available through HSN, where it had a 3.6-star average rating based on 329 customer reviews. Whether driving, at home, or at the office, most customers seemed pleased with its ability to improve posture, reduce tension, and decrease pain. On the other hand, the most common complaints seemed to reference failure to provide any benefits—many claimed it actually made their pain or discomfort worse, and that it didn’t come with the Comfort Cushion.
Dr. Ho also makes a variety of other back-related products, including Dr. Ho’s Compression Belt and Pain Therapy System PRO. Similar to Perfectback Rest, it seems as if they either work or they don’t, with little in between.
Just who is Dr. Ho, anyway? What credentials does he have? What makes him an expert in back pain?
Who Is Dr. Michael Ho?
Dr. Michael Ho is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture based out of Toronto, ON who’s been practicing for more than 18 years in Canada, United States, Sri Lanka, and China. However, there’s no mention on his website, or elsewhere online, exactly what Dr. Ho’s credentials are, where he obtained his medical degree, and other important information.
Based on his claims that Perfectback Rest can improve “energy flow” and that some of its features are based on acupressure, it seems like Dr. Ho combines his Western medical training with ideas found in traditional Chinese medicine, many of which remain unproven.
Taking all of this together, should you give DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest try?
Is DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest Perfect for You?
Whether you’re standing or sitting, there’s no doubt that proper posture can help reduce back pain, improve breathing, reduce stress on your muscles and joints, and much more. But does that mean DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest is the best way to accomplish this?
Satisfaction for any pain relief device is almost wholly dependent on what’s causing your pain, as well as your personal preferences. Given this, there’s really no way to know if DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest will work for you without giving it a try. But by doing so, just keep in mind that you could be putting $30 of your hard-earned money on the line with its non-refundable S&H charges.
Ultimately, only you can decide if it’s worth rolling the dice on DR-HO'S Perfectback Rest. If not, be sure to check out local retailers for similar—and sometimes less expensive—options.