Kyrobak is a new electronic device you use while lying on your back that the manufacturers claim will relieve pain and help restore back muscles with a daily 10-minute treatment. They state it uses the same technology as medical professionals, is clinically proven to work, and is more effective than exercising.
Kyrobak is sold by PhotoMedex and Radiancy (who have an A+ and an A BBB rating, respectively) and is a product with a rare “Triple Guarantee,” meaning they refund your purchase price, shipping/handling, and pay the return postage. But does that make Kyrobak worth the price? Let’s see…
The Kyrobak Pitch
Kyrobak is marketed toward folks that suffer from lower back pain; according to the University of Maryland, that’s 60-80% of the adult population – ouch! Kyrobak uses several methods to get you to try/buy their product. First, it is championed by a Dr. Steven G. Geanopolis, D.C., DANCP, a chiropractor based in New York. (They say he is a “thought leader” in health and wellness, but it’s unclear what that means.)
Second, Dr. Geanopolis says it uses Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) technology, which reduces inflammation, while sending “important” signals to the central nervous system to help restore the back muscles. They add this technology has been used by medical professionals for 30 years.
Third, they have videotaped testimonials from supposedly real customers who claim to have their lower back rejuvenated by this device.
Finally, they offer the aforementioned “Triple Guarantee,” promising not only to refund the total purchase price including shipping and handling, but to also pay for its return shipment; however, in order to qualify for this, you must use Kyrobak for at least 45 days (and no longer than 60).
How Kyrobak Works
Kyrobak appears to be a flat, plug-in device with a moving pad and a bulged area below, which holds the motor. It weighs approximately 7 lbs. and can work with people up to 320 lbs.
To use Kyrobak, they say to place on the floor, bed, or anywhere you can lie down flat for 10 minutes. Place it under your lower back with the bulge against your butt.
Push the button, and that will activate the moving pad, which they claim is a patent-pending proprietary technology that combines CPM and Oscillation therapy. This essentially means this pad will gently move (you can control the speed) in controlled oscillations. They claim draws more blood flow and oxygen to the area, allowing the back muscles to relax. At the same time, they say the motion releases pressure between the vertebrae, which lets your spine decompress. They state when you relieve the pressure, you relieve the source of the pain.
They claim Kyrobak is clinically proven (the data is “on file”) and admit results may vary. They suggest you can use it up to 3 times a day and state it will provide lasting relief with continuous use.
At least $319.90. This is broken up into 3 “easy” payments of $99.99, billed every 30 days, plus $19.95 shipping. In addition, when you get to the order page, you are hit with a number of “upsell” options, including: pay in full and get free shipping and 2-year warranty (total: $299.95) a second Kyrobak with free shipping (add another $219.95) a separate 2-year warranty offer ($35.99) and/or the “tranquility bundle” of lower back pads (add another $59.95).
As mentioned earlier, the Triple Guarantee promises a return of all your money, including return shipping.
Bottom Line: Is Kyrobak a Scam?
Back pain is a debilitating condition no doubt, and millions seek relief (it’s the second-most popular reason why people visit the doctor). This product may indeed work as indicated, but:
- We found just 2 studies of Kyrobak here and here. The first one had only 16 participants and its results were not published. The second showed 28 people completed the study and self-reported less back pain.
- Radiancy, Inc. is also the maker of the No! No! Pro Hair Remover, which uses light to remove hair follicles and has many online negative reviews.
- PhotoMedex also has had reported troubles with its staff, stock offerings, and possible lawsuits.
We do give them points for the “Triple Guarantee” so technically you have nothing to lose if you decide to try Kyrobak… except your privacy.
Is it worth it? Let us know what you think below!