Last week, I was sent a LeWonde Back Plus to try out and review. The Back Plus is a plastic back support designed to help ease back pain. It can be used in chairs or on the floor paired with exercises. The plastic arch is adjustable, allowing it to rise to different heights.
This looked like a neat product, and I was interested in maybe trying it at work just to see how it would do. The first thing I noticed taking it out of the box is how hard it is. It is not very flexible at all and I had a heck of a time trying to get the arch set up. One side slides partially out (as seen in the picture) and you can place the arch in the slots. You then slide the side back, causing the arch to rise. Sound great in print, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. It took several days of messing with it, and even then I kept thinking it was going to break. You have to apparently flex and use it a lot before it become flexible enough to do it easily.
I personally don’t find it to be all that comfortable. It’s hard, and the massaging knobs/bumps that are on it don’t help much. One of the photos for it on Amazon show a woman lying on the floor with it…and I just don’t see how that would be fun. Now, several people at work have similar products that are just as hard and they like them. So I just it all depends on your preference.
Overall, it’s defiantly sturdy…but very hard to adjust at first. I wasn’t fond of it, but if you like to lay on hard things then this might be for you. It’s available $38.00 (+ shipping) from Amazon.