Fifteen years ago, I survived a severe brain hemorrhage from a ruptured brain aneurysm that had left me with spastic hemiplegia and other souvenirs. I have recovered well, although I acquired additional fractures from a couple of bad falls. My shoulder/hand therapist, PT, told me about the SpinalQ. I love your products! They are helpful with posture and pain reduction.
I have hEDS, and my doctor recommended this to help with a subluxation in my shoulder. I wear it without the stiff attachments. It took me some time to get used to at first, but now I find it fairly comfortable. It fits nicely and I can adjust it as much as I need to, so that is nice. It can make it hard to bend over and such, but it is a brace, so I can't complain about that. My one complaint is that since I have to pull the shoulder straps so tight (I guess I have kind of small shoulders), there is a bunch of extra fabric in the back that sticks out and bunches up and shows even under a shirt. I can reach around and tuck it in so that it isn't so obvious, but in doing so I tend to strain my bad shoulder, which kind of defeats the whole point. It can also be fairly close around the neck, so don't expect to completely hide it under your clothes.
I've washed it in cold on the delicate cycle a few times, then air-dried it, and it has held up fine.
Dr. Gregory M.
I can't thank you enough for your spinalQ. It has done wonders for my mom, who lives at home with us and she is 88 years of age. She has hyperkyphosis which is appropriate for her age, and she is always in the spinalQ. When sitting down, the spinalQ allows her to be in perfect posture and decreases aspiration risk during feeding. When she is out of the spinalQ and seated in a chair, her posture is severely impaired, and she has poor sitting control and slouches. That is why I insist with her caregivers that she always use the Spinal Q. Also, when she walks with a walker, she has a broad-based, unsteady gait, but the spinalQ corrects her posture and gives her more stability while walking, so I believe this has been a game changer from the perspective of mobility and safely walking with the walker. I am a physician, so I felt comfortable treating her.
Your product does this amazingly enough by just zipping up a vest! Pretty amazing technology! Thanks
I’m a hairstylist & work long hours along with run & boot camp. I have had excruciating Shoulder pain due to bad posture & an overworked body!!! The Alignmed vest has changed my life!! I used to stop running every 2 miles due to pain & wonder how I was going to make it through! I was recommended to Alignmed . William & all the staff took such great care of me to make sure my vest was fitted correctly and that I was wearing it to its fullest potential to relieve my pain!! I CANNOT live without my vests!! It gives me such great relief the minute I put it on, and it positions me where I naturally am! The relief of pain is so comforting. I cannot say enough great things about this vest & their customer service!! My posture is improving & my pain is less & less. I’m so thankful to have found the vest & have recommended William to anyone that talks back or shoulder pain. The vest has helped them all. I’m so thankful for this product !!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
When I was told by a neurosurgeon that nothing more could be done for my back I was devastated as I was in constant pain. Then I remembered a Spinal Q that I had used years ago but had forgotten. I discovered it in my closet and thought I’d give it a try. I was amazed. Although the pain was not completely gone for the first time in months I felt relief from the pain. I also purchased a Posture Shirt which also helps. This has been a life saver for me.
The size 4XL runs SMALLER than the 3XL.
Did not know that when we exchanged the 3 for a 4.
I love my Alignmed brace and how it's not only helping me with my posture but, my left shoulder pain.
I am a lady golfer who has had vertebrae fractures in my upper back and disc degeneration in my lower back .i would not be able to play golf without this support ,it’s absolutely amazing and improves my posture immediately on putting it on .Amazing support !
I like it. It is comfortable and helps my posture. My complaint that it is difficult
to connect the the hooks when putting it on.
Waaaaaaaaay tooooooo small!!!!!! Phone measurements off weight and height…how can you possibly determine someone’s size or shape????
I suffer from back pain and it kept me from working out. Now with the SpinalQ Vest, I can workout pain free! Thank you so much!
The SpinalQ is very helpful it has helped my posture, backpain and alignment.
In 2019 I suffered an SCI injury requiring a spinal fusion. In 2020, my PT recommended the SpinalQ Vest to help regain my normal posture. After trying her demonstrator several times, I was fitted for and ordered my own. Of all the therapeutic devices I have tried, the SpinalQ vest has been the most effective of them all (And I’ve tried a bunch.). Rehab from an SCI is a slow process, with gains coming in small increments. The SpinalQ has delivered more progress in a shorter time than I had expected
. I am very pleased with your product.
The SpinalQ greatly improved my shoulder and arm function by correctly aligning my scapula to my back
I was originally introduced to this item by my Dr office as a complementary treatment for migraine and cervical dystonia treatment. The vest is very tight to apply but quite comfortable on and puts your body in a great posture which feels wonderful. I found it to be helpful and something I looked forward to wearing. I ordered my second one on my own after the velcro wasn't as strong, probably 3 or 4 years later when I wanted to use the treatment again. Highly recommend.
I first purchased the Spinal Q in an XL, and ended up exchanging it for a Large. Getting the correct size made a huge difference for me. My salesperson William was very helpful. I have moderate/severe thoracic and lumbar spinal degeneration, as well as thoracic spine herniation and nerve impingement. I have noticed since wearing the Spinal Q, that I am able to stand for longer periods with less intense pain. I have also been wearing it for walks and find that because it helps my posture so much, it also in turn helps to reduce my fatigue. I will continue wearing it for longer periods each day, and am hoping this may help delay surgery, and help reduce my overall pain even more.
Constance L G.
Another EDS'er here. I originally bought the Spinal Q after a thoracic rotation (thanks, scoliosis), which took my ribs along for a spin as well. I tried three different braces I bought online and none of them were very helpful. As many people with Ehlers-Danlos can attest, I have a vast array of braces, and most I have a love/hate relationship with. Then came the Spinal Q. I will be honest and say that unless you have an acute injury as I did, start slow and work up gradually or you will be plenty sore at the end of the day. Nevertheless, after two weeks of wearing it all day, I went without it one afternoon, whilst walking my dog, and noticed immediately that my shoulders were straighter and my posture better without me trying to consciously make it happen. My mid back didn't engage the usual burning fatigue I normally experience, either, after walking for a short while.
I will always be hypermobile. I am happy to have found a brace that both successfully holds me together and is comfortable to wear. It's actually kind of relaxing after you put it on since your muscles don't have to struggle so hard to keep you upright.
Customer service is outstanding as well. If you have any issues or questions, they are the best.
The SpinalQ Vest Rx is a great product! Been wearing it daily, for a few hours, over the past month. It is very comfortable. I have noticed a great improvement with my postural alignment.
My experience with Alignmed goes way back. I first discovered S3 about 2010 and since then, I wear it daily. My life has changed.
My work requires long periods of time standing and I wear the Posture shirt daily. About a month ago, I got the first Spinal Q. What a difference!
Not only does it have great support, but it improves posture, decreases back pain, and is much easier to use than the S3. The Neurobands, which are built in, are so much easier to use.
Thank you to the Alignmed team for such a GREAT PRODUCT!
I recently found out I have scoliosis and was informed I needed to wear this vest. I was shocked and concerned but after being fitted with the vest I realized it would help me tremendously. I wear it daily for 2-4 hours as recommended. It isn’t uncomfortable or cumbersome. I feel that it is helping me regain good posture so I don’t slump or tire from an aching back. I had to send it in for minor repairs due to wear and the communication with the company representative was wonderful. It was returned quickly and brand new feeling. Thank you for this product. I really needed this for my health and well being.
It's helping me with my upper back. My posture has become stooped and the Spinal Q helps me to stand more upright and seems to keep me aligned. It reminds me to try and correct my posture without 'cutting ' into me.
I really get a lot of benefit from my SpinalQ. It gives me that support for my back and posture. Also, I needed some repair and William Fregoso was the absolute best at delivering first rate customer sevice. I would recommend their products to anyone.
I am a Registered Nurse who has consistent and severe mid-back pain when caring for patients. I was at the point where nothing worked to help my pain, and I was near tears, in excruciating pain every day. The Spinal Q back brace, though it has not totally alleviated my pain, has reduced it to the point where I can continue working with milder pain, and without being near tears. I highly recommend this product.
The SpinalQ helps me to keep compressed, and my blood pressure/heart rhythm is constant, the gentle pressure supports my core and helps me breathe.
I originally bought this one for myself. After I saw how effective it was, I ended up buying another one for my wife. And guess what? Now my sister wants one! Thank you for creating such an effective product!
I did struggle with my back for many years since I have a serious scoliosis from age 4.
This product saved me!!!... After wearing for 24 hours my pain improved and after 3 days it was gone.
I am using it all day when I go to the office since I have been sitting for many hours and I feel great!
My posture improved as well and finally I can go back to my daily routine.
Thank you for having on the market such great product!!
I owe a lot to Alignmed! Iâ€™ve been using Alignmedâ€™s Spinal Q Vest & Posture Shirt 2.0 for the better part of three years now and Iâ€™m absolutely shocked at the results. After a serious back injury I thought my life & career was over. Iâ€™m an acoustic musician who tours nationally, Iâ€™m constantly putting my body through painful situations and a few years back my body just â€œsnappedâ€. But thanks to Alignmedâ€™s products Iâ€™m back on the stage, working out everyday, & feeling so much better. The support and pain relief that the Spinal Q Vest & Posture Shirt 2.0 give are unlike anything else on the market. I wouldnâ€™t have been able to make the progress Iâ€™ve made without Alignmed. BEST COMPANY / PRODUCT EVER! I canâ€™t say enough good things about Alignmed. Feel free to email me if you want to talk more about my specific situation or my experience with Alignmed. Contact information & more can be found at Http://www.JustinYates.net. ðŸµ
I'm a hair stylist & work long hours along with run & boot camp .
I have had excruciating Shoulder pain due to bad posture & an over worked body!!!
Alignmed vest has changed my life!!
I used to stop running every 2 miles due to pain & wonder how I was going to make it through ! I was recommended to Alignmed . William & all the staff took such great care of me to make sure my vest fitted correctly & that I was wearing it to its fullest potential to relieve my pain!!
I CANNOT live without my vests!!
It gives me such great relief the minute I put it on & it positions me were i naturally am supose to be ! The relief of pain is so comforting .
I cannot say enough great things about this vest & there customer service!!
My posture is improving & my pain is less & less . Iâ€™m so thankful to have found the vest & have recommended Willian to anyone that talks back or shoulder pain . And the vest has helped them all
Iâ€™m so thankful for this product !!!
Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou !!
When I first got this brace for scoliosis (Marfan), all I had were flares, and it was quite a bit to adjust to. Well, 5 years has past and now pain is chronic, and there are days when I wear the brace all day. I'd go so far as to say it makes life livable. There does seem to be periods of wear that my body tires of it, (like after 8 hours) but I suspect it has aligned my back sufficiently to remove it for awhile. I had a brace in the 70's too - it isn't like that torture chamber! This one is soft, comfy and adjustable. It keeps me off of the opiates too. I agree with Nichole Seay; it is a lifesaver. Thank you folks so very much. Back in my teens I feared all I could look forward to was that horror doctors called a brace. But this is actually comfortable!
I hurt my shoulder scapular region pain from a large bust after bad adjustment was left in terrible pain felt so much better pain relief for 1st time in days my headache went itâ€™s amazing but the process to get the brace was slow and staff indifferent especially ms doucette however product is great but they need to respect their customers!
I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Marfan's syndrome. I dislocate or sublux over half of my ribs and vertebrae daily. My shoulders sublux as well. I have continuous pain from torn tissue in my ribs from the instability and constant movement. The moment this was placed on me the pain level dropped massively. I cannot speak highly enough of this vest!!
Recommending this for my dad! As soon as i put it on, it put my posture in place. I felt relief finally after 6 years!!!