Top positive review
Exactly a described!
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020
I am seeing a PT for headaches due to a strain in my lower trapezius. The strain in the lower trap causes the upper trap to spasm, creating headaches. I'd been telling him that sitting at my desk at work felt like it was fatiguing that lower trap, setting back the work we're doing by flaring it up-- that I needed support. He suggested kinesiology tape but I'm allergic to adhesive. I found a diagram online of how to wrap your trap with yoga straps (rhyme unintended!) as a makeshift brace-- he agreed with the wrap pattern, but said the material needed some give and flexibility. I found this posture brace that matched the same pattern of support, and showed it to him. PT approved! So I am to wear this when doing activities that make you slouch and aggravate the strain, like working on a laptop or hunched over your desk writing. So I've been wearing this around the house today, and WOW my headache and the tension in the upper trap is easing up. Need to let that lower trap calm down, to help our strengthening at PT and my home program. PT says don't wear a brace for longer than necessary, as prolonged support will weaken the muscle. But for added support when it's flared, this is working beautifully. The straps are firm but stretchy, and comes with added pads for the underarms so it doesn't rub. The middle section down the spine is a firm plastic, with foam inside for comfort. And it comes with an extender for the straps if needed. The pink color is a plus, as if I wear this under clothes it won't show. Great product!