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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2-in-1 Back Decompression Belt- DR-HO'S® Official Website

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2-in-1 Back Decompression Belt

We understand that pain management and pain relief is important to you and want to make sure we've always answered all of your questions. If you have any additional questions that have not been answered below, always feel free to email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-374-6669. We are here to help you get on the road to living a pain free life.


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What is the Decompression Belt? How does it work?


Developed by Dr. Michael Ho, the 2-in-1 Back Decompression Belt is unlike any other back support belt because it provides both clinical grade traction therapy and decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is proven technique endorsed by medical professionals for back pain treatment. With the 2-in-1 Decompression belt, you can get relief for your back pain without the need for drugs or surgery.


The 2-in-1 Decompression Belt is simple and easy to use. Just wrap the Decompression Belt firmly around your waist, attach the pump, and inflate the belt. As the belt inflates with air, it expands vertically, gently stretching and tensioning the lower back. The gentle traction helps decompress the spinal discs and stretch tight muscles.


Since the belt fills with air, it is not bulky and weighs very little. This means you can wear the belt underneath your everyday clothes. The belt can be worn for periods of as little as 30 minutes for short therapy, to as long as an entire day or entire night while you're sleeping. The belt is meant to allow you to get home physiotherapy while also working and taking part in activities like normal. 


People of all ages and sizes, from young athletes to seniors have experienced fast, long-lasting back pain relief with the 2-in-1 Decompression Belt. The Decompression Belt requires no pills, no appointments and no surgery, just fast, effective relief from pain and fewer doctors bills.


Does the belt fit a range of sizes or are there different sizes?


The belt comes in two different sizes to ensure that there is a good fit for everyone. The chart below shows the right size for you based on your waist/pant size and gender.


Women OnlyMen & WomenBelt Size
Pant SizeWaist Size/Jean Size
0-1625-41Size A
17-21+42-55Size B



What happens if the belt isn't the right size?


If for whatever reason the belt doesn't fit when you receive it, just call our customer care center to notify us and we will make arrangements to re-ship you a different size.


How long do I have to wear the belt for? Do I have to wear it throughout the day?


For the first week, it is recommended that you wear the belt 3-4 times a day for about 30 minutes each time. This allows your back to adjust to the effects of stretching and traction. After the first week, you can wear the belt for as long as you like. It is recommended you use it at least 30 minutes a day. You do not need to wear it throughout the day. But many people enjoy wearing while working or doing daily activities because it helps them be active with less pain.


Is it bulky? Can I wear it under my clothes?


No, the belt is not bulky at all. It is light and discreet, so you wear it under your regular clothing. Just wear the belt over a thin t-shirt or tank top, and then wear your regular shirt over top. In fact, a lot of people wear the belt throughout the day because their jobs or activities put a lot of strain on their back. The belt helps them be active and do activities without pain.


Why does the belt have to fit so firmly around the waist?


If the belt is not firmly wrapped around the waist, it may slip up and down when it is inflated with the air. When it is firmly wrapped around the waist, it doesn’t slip, so that way it can gently stretch and traction the lower back to help relieve your pain and tension.


What is the return policy? Is there a 30 day money back guarantee?


Yes, Dr. Ho is so confident that the belt will help your back pain that he has personally guaranteed it. If you don’t get relief from your back pain or if you’re just not satisfied, just return the belt within 30 days and we will be happy to give you a full product refund less S&H.


What is the warranty period on the belt?


Warranty period is 1 year. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Representatives at 1-877-374-6669.


Is this good for people with degenerative, herniated, or bulging discs?


The belt is great for people with degenerative, herniated or bulging discs. Decompression therapy helps reduce the pressure on the spinal discs and helps relieve the weight of the upper body off the lower back. By relieving the pressure off the spinal discs, the discs can get the oxygen, nutrients, and water it needs to be strong and healthy. Traction can also help relieve pressure and constriction off nearby nerves such as the sciatic nerve.


I have spinal stenosis, will this help me?


We’ve had many people with spinal stenosis that have tried the belt and gotten significant relief. The belt does not treat the spinal canal itself, but it does help relieve a lot of the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis. Many people with stenosis tend to have muscle tension, pinched nerves, and disc degeneration. The belt helps stretch out tight muscles, relieve pressure on pinched nerves such as the sciatic nerve, and reduce pressure on compressed discs.


I have scoliosis, will this help me?


We’ve had many people with scoliosis that have tried the belt and gotten significant relief. One of the first things people notice when they wear the belt is that it helps them stand taller and straighter. By providing traction, the belt also helps stretch out tight muscles, relieve pressure on pinched nerves such as the sciatic nerve, and reduce pressure on compressed discs.


Can I wear this to sleep?


Yes, many people who have trouble sleeping due to back pain have found that wearing the belt to bed helps them get a restful night’s sleep. For maximum results, it is recommended that you use the belt while lying down with your legs propped up with a couple pillows. In this position, your back muscles are relaxed and less tense.


Can I wear this while driving / sitting / doing activities?


Yes, you can certainly wear the belt while doing your daily activities, because it is great for helping to support your lower back and increase your core strength. In fact, many people wear it throughout the day to help them stay active and do the things they couldn’t do before. Now you can enjoy walking, driving, gardening, golfing, and working with less pain.


Is the belt covered by insurance?


The description for the belt on your invoice will be “lumbar support belt”. If your insurance company covers lumbar support belts, then it is likely you will coverage for Dr. Ho’s Decompression Belt as well. Many of our other customers have gotten coverage.


I have heart and / or respiratory problems – is it okay for me to use the belt?


Since each person’s condition is unique, it is recommended that you consult your physician. The best thing to do is get the belt and show it to your doctor so they can see clearly how the belt works. This will help them better determine whether the product is suitable for you. If for whatever reason they recommend you not to use the belt, you can return it within 30 days for a refund less S&H.



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