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How $60 And A “Shark Tank” Invention Finally Relieved My Chronic Back Pain

November 5, 2020

On the day I finally quit waiting tables and started working at a “real” job (you know… one that requires you to sit behind a desk all day) – I remember thinking my back pain troubles were over.

“This is great,” I told myself as I slowly reclined into the hunched-over, super-comfortable, totally-terrible posture that would soon become my go-to position for 8+ hours every day.  

I wish someone (more specifically my doctor) would have warned me that 1 out of 2 people who work at a desk job will develop back-pain in their lifetime – but he didn’t. And in a matter of months, the minor back pain I had from waiting tables worsened into a slipped disc in my lower back – a condition that put me in unbearable, buzzing pain throughout the day.

As you can see from my MRI, it was not a pretty sight:

My search for back pain relief

The idea of living with chronic pain for the rest of my life is terrifying to me. However, I’m not the type to just swallow a pill and move along. (Painkillers are effective – but only while you’re taking them. In the meantime, you get addicted. No thanks.)

I wanted a permanent and natural solution, so I tried all sorts of remedies: Yoga, chiropractors, physical therapists, stretching exercises, ergonomic chairs… you name it. 

Money was no object in my pursuit of relief – I must’ve spent more than $5,000 on appointments, devices and weird plant extracts. I even tried techniques to distract myself from the pain.

Nothing worked. I got some relief here and there, but I never found the silver bullet I hoped for. Frustrated and tired, I eventually gave up hope.

Until this happened: a package arrived at my doorstep with a note from a friend.

Inside I found the BetterBack – a new back-pain relief invention that apparently did really well on “Shark Tank” and sold a gazillion units in 24 hours or something crazy like that.

To be honest, I was pretty skeptical and did NOT expect it to work (since nothing else did and usually these types of products are all hype). 

But let me tell you..

Boy, was I wrong.

I’ll put it this way: I’ve been wearing BetterBack for the last 4 months (I’m actually wearing it right now) and I won’t let anyone take it away from me.

Here’s a pic of me wearing it at work (thanks Jenn!):

As Seen On

So why does BetterBack work while other solutions don’t?

Until I tried it, I didn’t understand why so many of their customers talked about “pain melting away” – but that’s EXACTLY how putting on the BetterBack feels. It’s instant.

The reason it works so well is because of the way our spines work. As you probably know, our spines aren’t straight – they actually have an inward curve. Take a look:

Chairs, however, have an L shape, which forces the spine out of its natural shape. This is especially dangerous if we sit for long periods of time. (Chairs were clearly invented before desk jobs – they’re horrible for us!)

The BetterBack counteracts this problem by keeping your spine in the position that it wants to be in, no matter where you’re sitting – at your desk, on your couch, on a plane – anywhere!

The BetterBack supports the whole spine (including the pelvic area), which is why it provides instant relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain.

Pain relief in just 3 simple steps!

BetterBack makes every chair ergonomic.


Place both feet flat on the floor. Wrap the back pad around your body and hook the knee pads over your knees.


Lean forward and grab the adjustable leg straps. Sit up straight while you tighten the straps and vertically stack your spine into perfect posture.


For even more comfort, slide the left strap into the center clip to keep your legs together, then pull the clip toward your body. Optional, but amazing.

I’m so grateful for BetterBack – it seriously changed my life.

Sometimes I get anxious just thinking about the fact that I almost didn’t try the BetterBack (thanks again Brad!). You’d think I would be more upset about the fact that I wasted thousands of dollars when $60 would have done the trick… but honestly, I’m just happy to feel “normal” again. 

That said, if you’ve tried everything to help relieve your back pain, but nothing has worked, I can’t recommend BetterBack enough.

It's like a reset button for your back.

Here’s how I see it: if you suffer from back pain, and you think Better Back can possibly help you… then you really have nothing to lose with the 30-day trial. If it works for you like it has for me, you’ll be extremely glad you did!

UPDATE: Special Offer!

Since I first wrote this, people have been sending me TONS of messages asking where to get the best deal on BetterBack.

The brand is actually running a promotion right now for $30 Off the regular price and they’re also running some special deals if you buy more than one.

Click here to get the special deal.

I don't review many things unless I'm all for it or against it. So here is my 5 star review: As soon as I put this on (straight out of the box bc I was so excited), I had instant relief in my lower back and tension in my upper back/shoulder area. Look no further for any type of back/posture correction gadget...this is it!!!!! I've also looked and tried many different options (exercise ball, other back correction/strappy gadgets, ergonomic chairs etc) this is the most instantly satisfying one. I can feel the difference in my body's overall happiness. I've also had intense back pain for the last two months and this has been the only thing to bring me relief...and instantaneously!
Ashley G.
I love this product! I have bought 2 for myself and 5 more for my co-workers as gifts!
Steve Wang
Wow! I've been suffering from a botched back surgery and additional stenosis along my back, I've tried exercise balls, straight chairs, lumbar support, name it I've wasted money and time on it - until this. If you have a bad back and/or poor posture then get this. This item is quality right out of the box, very sturdy and well made, impressive and convenient all in one case and strap pulls your lower back and knees up naturally straightening your spine. This is something you'd expect to find at a doctors office and with a price tag of $$$$.
I felt a dramatic improvement as soon as I put it on!
I am on a frugal budget but this was worth every penny! This is an outstanding back support for anyone who struggles with back pain or for anyone who wants to prevent back pain fatigue. This is a game changer. I would highly recommend to anyone and especially for office workers that are sitting at a desk all day long.
Jennifer T.
When I tried better back, I immediately noticed a relief in my back pain. Amazing! In fact, after I take it off, I already feel alignment in my spine. Since I bought this, I never had sciatica anymore.
If I could give this product ten stars, I would. Bottom line: IT WORKS. I also purchased the Stability Ace Shoulder/Clavicle brace for upper back posture. I started with this product alone. Not impossible to figure out, but if you can read this you can understand the instructions. Once figured out it is a cinch to get in and out of. After loosening the tension straps, I simply step out of it and it is ready to step into the next time, place the back support, tighten, and in ten seconds you are ready to go again.
Keith Thompson
I'm 64 with a bad back...mild scoliosis. This thing is fantastic. I use it about 15 minutes a day, when my back is acting up and it brings relief, plus aligns the back as it forces you into good posture. The good posture lasts for awhile after taking it off too.
Mary T. H.
I tend to sit on the couch a lot to work online using a laptop and/or other devices. I have so many pillows and cushions piled up trying to find back support and keep from hunching over and ruining my back for the day. This item is awesome. I find myself using it every time I am sitting for more than a minute. It feels great, and has completely relieved my ongoing hip pain.
Suze O.
Exactly what I needed for a constant strain that I get from sitting in my comfy office chair at work all day. I have tried to remind myself to sit "straight" and make sure to not slouch, etc, however I always end up with this terrible strain from my shoulder downwards. As soon as I put this on, it keeps my posture corrected (which I didn't even feel was incorrect, but obviously was). The pain is almost instantly relieved and goes completely away after awhile.
I was diagnosed with arthritis in my spine a few years back and have had severe back pain for the last few years. I’ve only been using the better back for 1-1/2 weeks, but can say with certainty it has helped more than any other lumbar support product I’ve purchased for an office chair.
Alicia D.
Whenever I'm feeling my back slouch I sling this on. It works GREAT!!
Gary Dufner