The world's best back support.

FAQ's

What's the difference between the BaxMAX and any other back support?

The BaxMAX has unique features that make it "the world's best back support", beginning with the patented pulley system between the the two halves of the belt.  The pulley allows for a 5X mechanical advantage over any other back support so the BaxMAX is able to tighten 5X tighter!  The BaxMAX is also made of a breathable mesh, making it the lightest and most comfortable back support on the market.

Does it work for everyone?

No, but it does work for most people.  The BaxMAX is designed to help people who's pain is caused by lumbar compression.  The easiest way to determine if lumbar compression is causing your pain is to see if your pain increases after standing or sitting for long periods and decreases if you take the force of gravity away from the lumbar (for example lying down horizontally).  If this occurs for you, then the BaxMAX is very likely to give you significant relief from lower back pain.

Does it really "Unload" body weight from the lumbar spine?

Yes.  When the BaxMAX pulley is tightened, it distributes upper body weight away from the spine to the outer most regions of the waist and hips.  This body weight "unloading" effect is why the BaxMAX works for so many people and helps them relieve lumbar stress and pain.

How does it take my back pain away?

Under normal circumstances, the forces of gravity compress the lumbar spine with the weight of the upper body.  If there are irregularities in the lumbar spine area, such as disc herniation, degeneration, bulged, sciatica, arthritis, etc. this compression effect can make the pain worse than the irregularity itself.  By taking upper body wight away from the compromised area, thus reducing the amount of compression that is occurring, natural pain relief will occur.

How long does it usually take to work once I put it on?


Generally, once the BaxMAX is pulled tight and lumbar compression is reduced, pain relief is instant!

Is it recommended by Doctors?

Yes.  The BaxMAX is recommended by Medical and Chiropractic Doctors as well as Physical and Occupational Therapists.  Please Contact Us for more information on this.

How long does it usually last before it wears out?

This depends on how much you wear it.  The BaxMAX has been on the market since 2007 and thousands have been sold!  We offer a 5 year replacement warranty.

How long does the pulley cord last?

The cord is made of a high-grade repelling line.  It should last well beyond the 5 year replacement warranty period.

What if I buy one and decide it doesn't work for me?


No problem.  As long as you return the BaxMAX in its original packaging within 30 Days from your purchase date, we will give you a full refund, less any return shipping costs.

Will I get hot and sweaty while wearing it?

Generally not - especially as compared to an elastic back brace.  The BaxMAX is made of a thin breathable mesh and is very comfortable to wear while working - even in extreme heat!

What's the warranty?

5 year replacement warranty which is void for any of the following conditions upon inspection of the BaxMAX:

  • Cuts made to repelling cord or nylon
  • Melting of any materials on the product
  • Physical damage to velcro caused by neglect such as oil, gas, or other solvents
  • Any uses other than whats intended
How do I make sure to get the right size?

Its best to measure around the belt line and compare it to the size chart shown here.

Are there any precautions I should be aware of?

We don't recommend the BaxMAX for anyone who is pregnant, has gastrointestinal conditions, vascular (circulation) disorders, abdominal or inguinal hernia.  If you are concerned about whether or not your medical condition could be negatively impacted by the use of this product, we recommend that you consult your physician.

Can I wash it?

Yes.  We recommend that you hand wash in warm water and towel off or air dry.  Please don't machine wash!

Can I wear it under my clothes?

Yes.  It is thin enough to be comfortably worn under clothing, however we do recommend wearing it between outer and underclothes.

How do I get a replacement if I have a warranty claim?

Warranty claims can be made by contacting our customer service department.  We will issue you a RMA number and return shipping instructions.  You will need to include a copy of your original sales receipt along with your defective product.  Warranties will only be honored with an accompanying proof of purchase.