Lower back pain products are usually geared towards home-use, although some are intended for professional application in medical offices. Every product is a consumer good and therefore must be considered with caution. The reason for this is not because the product might be dangerous (although many are…), but instead because products are capitalist ventures and by nature will be marketed using whatever tactics are deemed (barely) legal. This includes deceptive and often dishonest practices which barely skirt the boundaries of the law. In summary, you really are never sure what you are buying or using, including the extent of product effectiveness and the risks of utilization.
We at The Cure Back Pain Network have seen a few great products and we have seen tons of ridiculous garbage. We have been approached to join affiliate programs to earn money marketing various products for over 12 years. We always choose to pass on these opportunities, since we need to maintain objectivity and will never “sell” our editorial content for the sake of money. We have provided a few unbiased reviews over the years, and when we say positive things about any product, it is simply because they are true. However, when we criticize, we are blunt and brutal. This is the only way we can earn your trust, keep your trust and help you to actually find relief, instead of disappointing you with promises that products simply do not keep.
If you are in the market for any type of lower back pain product or device, this resource section provides in-depth coverage that will protect you financially as consumers and safeguard your health as patients. Enjoy this section and be sure to share your thoughts on the products you try on our various social media outlets. Warning: This invitation for social share is for patients only. Companies that seek to provide fake reviews or endorsements will be reported to consumer protection authorities and banned from whatever website they falsely contribute to.
As a final note before we begin: This essay has a more negative tone than usual. This is purposefully added to protect you. We want you to suspect that these products are scams because most of them are. If there is an exception to the “rule of garbage products”, your caution will serve you well to find it. We do not a want you to waste your time, money or risk your health looking for some easy way out of your lower back pain or some “miracle cure”.
Professional Use Lower Back Pain Products
Professional use products are marketed towards doctors, chiropractors and therapists. The best of these demonstrate actual proven efficacy and appeal to care providers’ sense of duty to their patients. Doctors who really want to improve treatment outcomes will happily invest in the very best products and devices in the lumbar dorsalgia therapy arena, regardless of cost. Marketing will not be necessary.
However, we always warn patients that many care providers are primarily motivated by money. For these greedy types, there are plenty of soulless companies marketing crap products that do nothing (literally) to help the patient, yet can “increase practice profitability and generate income with minimal time investiture”. Doctors who purchase devices of this nature have already shown their underlying poor character and monetary motivations. They should be universally avoided by patients and outed publicly as pariahs. Any caregiver who places profit over their patient’s best interests has no place in the healthcare sector. Remember, these people are already at the very top of the earnings food chain. There is no reason for them to deceive with fraudulent products and therapies just to make even more money.
Home Use Lumbar Back Pain Products
Home use products are marketed directly to consumers and for this reason automatically arouse our suspicion on their efficacy and safety. If the product is a legitimate medical device that is cleared by governmental certification processes, then we have a more open mind to its potential efficacy. However, if the product seeks to get around such regulation by calling itself a “health and beauty aid”, then it usually belongs in the garbage can. Don’t open it. Don’t use it. Just throw it away. It is trash. Better advice would be not to purchase it at all.
We have only seen a handful of quality consumer products in the past 12+ years. These were usually marketed directly by their inventors, who happen to typically be patients or concerned care providers. Most never achieved the recognition they deserved, since they were too expensive or difficult to manufacture. Meanwhile, all the garbage products are happily patented and manufactured cheaply in order to maximize their profitability. After all, why would these companies care if consumers wasted their money or were injured by the product? As long as they profit, and often operate from different countries than the product is sold in, then there is nothing to lose. Unacceptable!
Lower Back Pain Product Listings
We examine the efficacy and safety of a wide range of lower back pain products and medical devices in the section below. Please enjoy each dedicated article covering a specific product. New essays will be added to this section as they are published:
Wearing a lower back brace might provide a false sense of security, rather than actual efficacy. Most back braces are not needed or effective.
TENS for low back pain is a controversial form of pain management that does offer some very positive attributes.
Coccyx cushions are basically donuts that prevent the coccyx from making contact with a solid surface. Some patients claim benefits, but there are hidden dangers to the use of these products.
What is the best chair for lower back pain? Is it a traditional office chair, a kneeling chair, an exercise ball or a beanbag? What other options are available?
Which is the best mattress for lower back? Should you buy a traditional inner spring design, a futon, a memory foam mattress, an inflatable bed or something completely different? How about the best pillow for low back pain? Will your choice of pillow make a big difference?
OTC drugs for low back pain are the most common used home product. However, how do the risks of OTC drug use compare to their effectiveness?
What is the best drug for lower back pain? When we receive this question, we are already worried, since patients are relying on a “magic pill” to find relief, despite the incalculable dangers of pharmaceutical treatment.
What type of low back pain medicine is best suited for your needs: oral, topical or possibly a nutritional supplement? Lower back pain nutritional supplements have grown in popularity as alternatives to drug therapies.
Magnets for low back pain offer a real alternative to traditional care, but do they do anything at all to help?
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