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I just want to thank you. For the first time in at least 20 years I am 99% pain free and that is after only 51/2 days of using the tens unit plus the belt. I get out of bed in the morning feeling great and spend the whole day feeling that way. Nancy told me to use the machine and belt every day for the next 3 to 4 weeks, (at least 3 times a day)or until I am pain free and I am following her advise to the letter. I still have the occasional twinge of pain but they are coming less and less frequently. I'm now hoping that by the first of the year I can stop taking the pain medications that I have been taking for the last 20 years that only work about 50% of the time (if that) and just keep them in the house for emergencies. Really hoping I won't need them at all. You have given me my life back. No more nights of sitting up until dawn crying from the pain in my low back,hips and legs. No more syatic nerve pain. MY only regret is that I didn't have this tens machine and the traction belt years ago. I could have avoided years of debilitating pain. I could have spent that time doing something other than sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else enjoy their life and feeling miserable from the pain. The smartest thing I ever did was going to your clinic at the Shoppers Drug Mart by Scarborough General Hospital last week even though I had to practically crawl to get into the car due to the pain I was in. Thank you and God bless.
On January 8, 2010, I started to wear Dr. Ho’s stress belt. Although it has been recommended to wear the belt in 20 to 30 minute intervals, I started to wear the belt twice daily for at least 3 hours in the morning and 3 to 4 hours in the afternoon. I have been suffering from chronic spinal stenosis with very frequent sciatic attacks. In the past ten years I have undergone many different treatments such as physio therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments. I also had 10 laser treatments done. These being highly recommended by Dr. Gifford Jones’ news paper health column. None of these different treatment methods gave me any pain relief.
By wearing the Dr. Ho’s Stress belt I am in charge of my own treatment I am confident, that with this daily regiment, I will conquer my long suffering.
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2-in-1 Decompression Back Belt with FREE Magic Heat Pad
What is the Decompression Belt? How does it work?
Developed by back specialist Dr. Michael Ho, the Decompression Belt is unlike any other support belt, because it also provides clinical grade traction and decompression therapy. Decompression is a proven technique endorsed by medical professionals for back pain treatment. So now you can get relief for your back pain without drugs or surgery.
Just wrap the Decompression Belt firmly around you waist, attach the pump, and inflate the belt. As the belt inflates with air, it expands vertically, gently stretching and tractioning the lower back. This gentle traction helps decompress the spinal discs and stretch tight muscles.
Because the Belt fills with air, it is not bulky and very light, so you can wear this discreetly underneath your every day clothes. Wear it for just 30 minutes a day as a therapy belt. Or wear it all day while you work and play as an activity belt. You can even wear the Belt to get a restful night’s sleep. The dual purpose of the HoPhysio Belt allows you to not only get home physiotherapy, but also allows you to be active and do everything you’ve avoided.
People of all ages and all sizes, from young athletes to seniors, are getting fast, long-lasting back pain relief with the HoPhysio Belt. Remember, with the HoPhysio Decompression Belt, there’s no pills, no appointments, just less pain and less bills.
Does the belt fit a range of sizes? Are there different belt sizes? Is it one size fit all?
There are 2 different belt sizes – A and B. Each belt size fits a range of waist sizes, as indicated in the sizing chart.
Use pant or waist size to determine belt size
Men & Women
Waist size / Jean size (inches)
0 – 16
25 – 41
17 – 21+
42 – 55
What happens if the belt isn’t the right size?
If the belt still doesn’t fit, or if it’s too big, just call our customer care centre to notify us and we will make arrangements to re-ship you a different size.
How long do I have to wear the belt for? Do I have to wear it throughout the day?
For the first week, it is recommended that you wear the belt 3-4 times a day for about 30 minutes each time. This allows your back to adjust to the effects of stretching and traction. After the first week, you can wear the belt for as long as you like. It is recommended you use it at least 30 minutes a day. You do not need to wear it throughout the day. But many people enjoy wearing while working or doing daily activities because it helps them be active with less pain.
Is it bulky? Can I wear it under my clothes?
No, the belt is not bulky at all. It is light and discrete, so you wear it under your regular clothing. Just wear the belt over a thin t-shirt or tank top, and then wear your regular shirt over top. In fact, a lot of people wear the belt throughout the day because their jobs or activities put a lot of strain on their back. The belt helps them be active and do activities without pain.
Why does the belt have to fit so firmly around the waist?
If the belt is not firmly wrapped around the waist, it may slip up and down when it is inflated with the air. When it is firmly wrapped around the waist, it doesn’t slip, so that way it can gently stretch and traction the lower back to help relieve your pain and tension.
What is the return policy? Is there a 30 day money back guarantee?
Yes, Dr. Ho is so confident that the belt will help your back pain that he has personally guaranteed it. If you don’t get relief from your back pain or if you’re just not satisfied, just return the belt within 30 days and we will be happy to give you a full product refund less S&H.
What is the warranty period on the belt?
Warranty period is 1 year. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Representatives at 1-877-374-6669.
Who is this belt good for?
People with chronic or acute back pain, and degenerative, herniated or bulging discs can use the Decompression Belt. It’s even great for anyone with an aching back from sitting, driving, lifting, gardening or sports such as golf, hockey or racquet sports. A lot of people who have trouble sleeping due to back pain have also found the belt extremely effective.
Is this good for people with degenerative, herniated, or bulging discs?
The belt is great for people with degenerative, herniated or bulging discs. Decompression therapy helps reduce the pressure on the spinal discs and helps relieve the weight of the upper body off the lower back. By relieving the pressure off the spinal discs, the discs can get the oxygen, nutrients, and water it needs to be strong and healthy. Traction can also help relieve pressure and constriction off nearby nerves such as the sciatic nerve.
I have spinal stenosis, will this help me?
We’ve had many people with spinal stenosis that have tried the belt and gotten significant relief. The belt does not treat the spinal canal itself, but it does help relieve a lot of the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis. Many people with stenosis tend to have muscle tension, pinched nerves, and disc degeneration. The belt helps stretch out tight muscles, relieve pressure on pinched nerves such as the sciatic nerve, and reduce pressure on compressed discs.
I have scoliosis, will this help me?
We’ve had many people with scoliosis that have tried the belt and gotten significant relief. One of the first things people notice when they wear the belt is that it helps them stand taller and straighter. By providing traction, the belt also helps stretch out tight muscles, relieve pressure on pinched nerves such as the sciatic nerve, and reduce pressure on compressed discs.
Are there any negative side effects from using the belt?
The belt is very safe to use. You are in control of how much you traction your lower back, because you control how much to inflate the belt. This means you can control to your personal comfort level. But even at full inflation, the level of traction is very gentle and effective. As with any new products, if you suffer from a medical condition, it is advised that you consult your physician.
Can I wear this to sleep?
Yes, many people who have trouble sleeping due to back pain have found that wearing the belt to bed helps them get a restful night’s sleep. For maximum results, it is recommended that you use the belt while lying down with your legs propped up with a couple pillows. In this position, your back muscles are relaxed and less tense.
Can I wear this while driving / sitting / doing activities?
Yes, you can certainly wear the belt while doing your daily activities, because it is great for helping to support your lower back and increase your core strength. In fact, many people wear it throughout the day to help them stay active and do the things they couldn’t do before. Now you can enjoy walking, driving, gardening, golfing, and working with less pain.
Will wearing the belt weaken my back muscles?
No, wearing the belt will not weaken your back muscles. In fact, many people report that the belt has actually helped strengthen their back muscles because they are more active. With less pain, you can be more active. By being more active, your back can get stronger and healthier.
How do I inflate the belt? Does it come with a pump?
The belt comes with an easy-to-use hand pump that you use to inflate the belt, so you can start using the belt as soon as you receive it.
Is the belt covered by insurance?
The description for the belt on your invoice will be “lumbar support belt”. If your insurance company covers lumbar support belts, then it is likely you will coverage for Dr. Ho’s Decompression Belt as well. Many of our other customers have gotten coverage.
I have heart and / or respiratory problems – is it okay for me to use the belt?
Since each person’s condition is unique, it is recommended that you consult your physician. The best thing to do is get the belt and show it to your doctor so they can see clearly how the belt works. This will help them better determine whether the product is suitable for you. If for whatever reason they recommend you not to use the belt, you can return it within 30 days for a refund less S&H.