Copper Back is a compression belt dotted with 15 large copper discs that you wear around the lower back and the manufacturers claim it will give you support and relief. They promise wearing Copper Back will reduce pain, improve posture, and enhance mobility.
Copper Back is another product in what appears to be an endless series of compression wear and copper (we dubbed them “coppression”) that combines these unlikely bedfellows, claiming added benefits. But do they REALLY do anything better together? Let’s see…
The Copper Back Pitch
Copper Back is targeted at older people who often have problems with their lower back. They promote the compression benefits of wearing this back brace (increased mobility, pain relief, better circulation) but mention nothing about the specific benefits of the copper.
How Copper Back Works
Copper Back is a back brace that appears to open in the front with Velcro; along the back are 5 rows of 3 discs they say are made with real copper, which to us looks like something you might see a Pro Wrestler wearing on WWE. They promise one-size-fits all.
To use Copper Back, wrap around your midsection and close; they say you can wear under your clothes, day or night and even while sleeping.
They claim that Copper Back promises you will have better posture and circulation, less back pain and stiffness, and increased mobility.
Copper Back Will Cost You:
$27.98 ($19.99 retail plus $7.99 S&H.) If, at the time of your order you would like a second Copper Back – perhaps for your tag-team partner – add another $12.99 in shipping.
You have 30-days to try Copper Back and if it doesn’t give you the flexibility and support or whatever reason, write it down on a piece of paper and send along with the brace for your $19.99 returned, but they’ll keep the other fees.
Bottom Line: Is Copper Back a Scam?
This product may give you some support and posture in the lower back region, but consider the following:
- There is no added benefit for the copper, other than decoration.
- Back braces are, in reality, abdominal braces, as they end up pushing in the stomach and abdominal muscles, which help to support the lower back.
- If you rely heavily on a back brace for too long, it can end up weakening your back muscles further and can lead to more pain.
- There is mixed evidence about whether a back brace can help prevent injuries from lifting. In some ways, people end up injuring themselves because they are overconfident in their abilities and lift more than they should.
- Always use proper lifting techniques (like bending at the knees).
- Wear sparingly.
- If you are having chronic pain, consult your doctor for a properly-fitted orthotic.
What do you think? Did you purchase Copper Back and did it help you or did it HURT you? Let us know!
You may also want to read: Compression Wear: The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY