Our first impression of it was Wow, a posture product can do all that; where do I sign up at? What we did not like is that according to the instructions you need to find you sweet spot for the Backjoy to really have an effect. Even though this seems relatively easy, it does take a little effort to use correctly.
Then there was the question (as there always is) how long does it take to work. The short answer to that question is around 30 days, with incremental improvement along the way. To read the full story click here.
It is portable as well, which can be extremely important for driving to work and then relocating it to your office chair at work. Also for a person who is around 200 lbs the Backjoy does not lose its shape. We thought this was a great feature because that is how the Backjoy works. If it did start losing its shape, then it would just be an expensive cushion. If you want to read more about it click here.
Overall, we at Posture Brace Reviews consider this a good choice if you are sitting for a period of time in a chair. Also, if you do have back pain the Backjoy can go a long ways in reducing or eliminating the pain. But, you have to find the sweet spot on the Backjoy to receive the benefits. Here is the link to one person’s account of using the Backjoy. This is not hard to do, but it does take a little bit of experimentation.
Cons of the BackJoy:
You need to find the correct position or sweet spot for the Backjoy to work. (This doesn’t take much time to find, but it is added effort)
Comes in only one color! (Sorry ladies, no accessorizing w/ your home or office décor)
Does not work on your pets… (Although it might make a great chew toy!)
It is so effective that you may need to keep your BackJoy under close supervision from neighbors and friends. (People tend to want what others have, surprise, surprise)
Pros of the BackJoy Core:
Reduces stress, corrects posture and relieves tension immediately and naturally. No pills, prescriptions or doctor consultations needed or required.
Endorsed by Nurses, physical therapists and medical physicians.
Over 25 years of research. The BackJoy has used data from the BackJoy Basic to deliver a new and improved product.
Lifetime impact without corrective surgery.
Comfort and accessibility. The BackJoy can be used on any surface. You can use it in your office chair, on your sofa, on the bleachers while watching a game, or fishing on the dock. Easy just to take with you when you need it.
Small enough to fit in your laptop and/or diaper bag. Also it is great for traveling, it only weighs 4.16 oz.
The BackJoy is easy to clean. You can simply use a household cleaner to get stains out.
One size fits all. The BackJoy will accommodate just about any shape, size or curve. Even above 200 pounds, the BackJoy will work for you. Pregnant women can enjoy the comfort of the BackJoy to help relieve back pressure and incorrect posture.
Results and Recommendation
I think this is the best Orthotic Cradling System there is. It is designed to relieve stress and tension on your back and corrects your posture. There’s one feature that the BackJoy could preform better on, which is the little bit of adjusting it takes to work correctly. Consequently, I could not rate it as high as I wanted to. However, it does still rate really well.
One of the downsides to the Backjoy is the price. If you have the money I would say the Backjoy is a great product. But if you are looking for a posture seat for under $20 I would recommend the Relaxo-Bak Comfort Seat, which we have also reviewed.
Recommended: Yes (If you have the money otherwise go with the Relaxo-Bak)
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What We DID NOT LIKE About the Back-Up by Nada Chair
To be sure, the very first thing that struck us—and not in a good way—about this product was its price tag. “Sixty-bleep dollars, are kidding me?”
Surprisingly, other users who have bought the product hardly ever mention its price. No “I wasted my money,” no “just an overpriced something-something,” no “I want a refund! I should have gotten a (fill-in the blank) and spent half as much.” None of that. Nada.
What they do say are “You won’t be disappointed” (read here), “This is an absolutely exceptional product” (read here), and “I love, love, love, this!” (read here).
Well, that’s all well and good, but we’re not here to praise because, for one, that’s not half as much fun as griping.
So what else is not to like about the product? Imagine this: You’re at your desk. You’re wearing the Back-Up by Nada Chair. The phone rings. It’s at the other desk.
If you’re the type who’s obsessed with answering the phone by the second ring, you’d be in cold sweat by now, feverishly unstrapping yourself from the device as the phone rings a third time.
If you’re not in cold sweat, perhaps you’re the type who doesn’t mind letting the phone ring four times, in which case, unstrapping should not be a problem.
One user assures that after you get used to the product, “you can put this thing on and take it off at a moment’s notice.” Read the complete review here.
(If your chair has wheels, you could have ridden it to the other desk too.)
Finally, to end our list of what we don’t like about this product, here’s our biggest gripe:
So it works, it removes back pain, and the price may be worth it. Why didn’t the manufacturers make something that you could use while not sitting down?
Well, perhaps, they want to give other companies a chance to shine in their own niche too.
Cons of the Back-Up by Nada Chair
You have to get in and out of the device every time you need to go to the restroom. (Think of it as a seatbelt on a long trip. Then thank heavens that with this one, at least, you don’t need to find a parking space first.)
Could cause your knees and lower back to get sweaty. (If this is a huge issue for you, well—whoever said that antiperspirants may only be used on your underarms?)
Won’t fit into your purse. (But it will fit into a regular-sized handbag.)
The $60+ price tag is somewhat steep. People who have used the product seem to forget about the price tag, but if you prefer something that costs $20 less, you could check out the smaller version.
Virtually useless when you’re not sitting down. (If you spend more of your day standing up and walking around rather than sitting down, we would suggest you look at a different product.)
Pros of the Back-Up by Nada Chair
Provides lumbar support while sitting down. If your back muscles won’t do it for you, this device will.
Relieves lower back pain, especially for women who are pregnant.
Moves with your body. If you sit forward, the back support will follow. Constant adjustment will not be needed.
One size fits all. If you can’t find an ergonomic chair that fits you, this device surely will.
Converts into a self-carrying tote. You can bring it with you anywhere you go. Let’s see you do that with an ergonomic chair.
Comes with CushShins—foam-and-plastic knee inserts—to distribute the weight pulling on your back over a greater area of your shin.
Comes with Stretch Straps, which feature extendable loops that can reach the feet to let you long-sit on a flat surface comfortably, for hours, with effortless good posture.
Lets you sit at your work desk comfortably for hours with effortless good posture—practically an impossible feat without a device such as this.
Comes in four colors: red, green, navy, and black.
Results and Recommendation
The Back-Up by Nada Chair costs twice as much as many other posture correction devices currently in the market, and it can only be used when you’re sitting down. However, it does not chafe or dig into the skin, it’s comfortable to use, and it definitely works.
As far as sitting goes, we at Posture Brace Reviews give the Back-Up by Nada Chair the thumbs-up: highly recommended.
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What we DID NOT LIKE not like about Posture Confidence
Even though this is going to make me sound lazy, you do have to actually do some learning with the Posture Confidence course. The course comes with:
An hour long DVD
A 144 page e-book
Report on 10 posture stretches
Audio interview with Doctor Cordova
Now I want to be fair, this is the type of learning I like. Nice and easy, I just pop in the DVD and just get to sit and watch. Next, the 144 e-book is just great to have. It is pretty comprehensive and covers areas like additional posture exercises broken down by condition and area affected, products you can get like office chairs and mattresses, and healthy eating habits that support good posture. The report on 10 posture stretches is 8 pages, so you will not be reading a textbook. Lastly the audio interview lasts about 20 minutes talking about posture from a doctor’s perspective.
So if you were sold on the idea of a posture brace you could wear around all day, then this product may not be for you. This will be an investment of you time and more effort than reading the instructions on how to put on a posture brace. On the other hand, if you are looking for a solution to bad posture then you looking a product that would be more then helpful and give you the ability to change your posture for good.
OK, on to the next thing I do not like about the Posture Confidence. Even though you get the DVD by mail, and all three bonuses (e-book, report on posture stretches, an audio interview) you have to download the bonuses. It would nice to have the option to select a hard copy of these. Just for the record, some people appreciate a hard copy, hopefully the Posture Confidence Course will give that option in the future. The only saving grace on this is that while you are waiting for your DVD in the mail, you can send an email and get access to your bonus material immediately.
My site has been typically dedicated to posture braces and posture devices, but when I found this product I felt like a review was in order.
The author of this course is Dr. Natalie Cordova who is a Chiropractor and posture expert
This DVD posture course is a one stop shop to change your posture for good
Posture Confidence DVD is an hour long and has bunch of bonus items including an e-book and audio interview.
The posture exercises are great and help in areas you probably never knew you had
No hardcopy option for the bonus material. It has to be downloaded
Takes an invest of you time to become educated on posture
Not a posture brace (Had to add this since this site is about posture braces)
First, I understand there are other natural options out there besides posture braces. Also, I know there are a lot of books and materials that you can get to educate yourself on correcting your posture. When I saw this course was available I had to do a review. I really do believe you are getting good bang for your buck. The only catch is that you to invest a little time watching the DVD and going through the bonus material. If you think you can do that, then yes, this is a great option to correcting bad posture.