Ziraki Adjustable Lumbar Lower Back Support Brace

 

Hubby has had back issues for some time now, and has made pretty good use of back braces when things get bad to maintain mobility and give him some extra support on bad days. So I’m always on the lookout for a newer, better brace that might give him some relief. I’m here to tell you that if you’re considering the Ziraki Lumbar Support brace, keep on looking.

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Right from jump street, this brace stunk. And I don’t mean that figuratively, I mean it literally smelled so bad we had to let it air out for a couple of days before I even let hubby try it on. Once the horrible stink dissipated a little (because it just would not go away), We got around to actually examining it. And to say this could possibly give anything resembling real support is laughable. Hubby is a bigger guy (6ft, 200lbs), but he has a 34 waist and he’s never had a back brace so comically narrow. It’s essentially a wider belt. It has no firmness in the back, and has these weird rounded kind of dots, which I’d assume is the “tourmaline stones and magnets” that Ziraki claims promotes healing. Yeah….no. As soon as there’s some kind of quantifiable clinical evidence to support this, I wouldn’t put a whole lot of stock into it. And then there’s the burn.

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Hubby doesn’t have delicate skin. Far from it, he has what I call “rhino skin”: Damn near impenetrable by all but the sharpest of objects, and resistant to most chemicals. And this back “brace” cause some sort of chemical burn that took a couple of days to go away. He had it on for maybe 10 minutes, not the “2-4 hours” they warned mught “burn” you. I would have him wear it over a shirt as Ziraki says might be necessary (I guess that was a warning sign), but I don’t want the shirt he would wear it over to stink like the brace. In the end I feel this product failed on every front and left much to be desired. Ziraki made a lot of claims about “healing properties” (And seriously, you want me to believe the FDA has approved this product? C’mon, guys.) and how this brace would help, but it actually made things worse and I can’t in good conscience recommend it at all.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Ziraki. I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion. My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

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