Advertising Exec With Chronic Lower Back Pain Finds Belt 'AMAZING!'
"I’m a 55-year-old male, 5’10 185 advertising sales executive. I have been struggling with lower back pain on and off most of my adult life. This is due to genetics and my job (constant sitting) also I am an avid golfer - I play close to 70 rounds a year. About two years ago Ron Safko introduced to me the X-Factor Back Belt. It is nothing short of AMAZING! It fits perfect and it is easy to put on. The Velcro closures are exactly where you want for a firm and comfortable fit. I keep it in my golf bag and wear it when needed. Dr. Ron Safko’s X-Factor Back Belt keeps me playing!"
Port Washington, NY
Golfer is 'Truly Amazed' He Could Finish A Round Pain Free
"This past weekend I was in Washington DC for a charity golf tournament. Unfortunately, a few days leading up to it my back began acting up and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to play. This is nothing new for me as I’ve dealt with lingering back pain for years now…I ended up making a last minute decision to try Dr. Safko’s X-Factor™ belt, which was first recommended by a work colleague who is an avid golfer. I was truly amazed by the results and how much it helped with the pain. Not only did I make it through the round pain free, but I played well too. The belt is light, flexible, and nonrestrictive. I had full range of motion on my swing and the belt gave me the support and confidence to use full force on my swing despite my back issue. I wouldn’t have made it through an entire 18 hole round without the X-Factor belt. Thankful to finally find a belt that alleviates pain while not limiting my movement. I would highly recommend this product to any athletes looking for relief and comfort."
New York, NY
Golfer Finds X-Factor Belt Provides Support And Wide Range Of Motion
"I wore the belt on Tuesday & Wednesday and it felt great. You can feel the extra support in the lower back, but it does NOT hinder any full body movements. That wider range of motion would let someone hit the ball farther which is what every golfer wants.
"I didn't wear the belt on Thursday and that night all of my muscles were tired after playing for 3 straight days. I even had a slight tinge of pain in my lower back. On Friday I played and wore the belt and after 2-3 holes i felt just as good as Day 1. The belt gave me the extra support and range of full motion that I needed. I actually played 21 holes. So I think for people with weak backs for whatever reason the belt should allow them to keep playing. For people without weak or injured backs the belt can permit them to play more, prevent an injury, and MAYBE even play better. Thanks."
New York, NY
On The Course Or At The Gym – 'My Hips And Core Felt A Lot Stronger'
"As an introduction, my name is Tom Gatti and I’m 68 years old. I love to play golf (at least three times per week), use the elliptical (at least four times per week) plus I love to bike as often as possible. I’ve been going to Dr. Safko for a while with a couple of different issues. Dr. Safko asked me to try his belt which I agreed to do. I’ve worn the belt now for about three weeks, playing golf and using the elliptical. While playing golf, I found no restriction at all. It did in fact make my hips and core feel a lot stronger. There was a point where one side felt tighter than the other, and with the adjustable straps I was able to loosen one side making it feel 100% comfortable again. While using the elliptical I found my hips, stomach and back felt less strain and again just felt stronger. I think the belt seems to be a great idea and I hope Dr. Safko allows me to keep it. I’ll not return it even if he asks me to."
New York, NY
Athlete Enjoys Sports Again – 'A Completely Transformative Experience'
"As someone with a bad back who enjoys athletic activity, I find the X-Factor belt to be a completely transformative experience in terms of the way my back and body feel, whether swinging a golf club or tennis racquet, or simply running or even just standing. Little did I know that by providing support in my pelvic region would I diminish the back pain that so often accompanies my athletic and everyday movements. I have so much less dread and anxiety about the discomfort I would otherwise typically feel. And it's so lightweight and not cumbersome that I barely know I have it on except for the truly amazing feeling of support I experience in my lower back. I am truly grateful for the development of what seems to be a revolutionary solution to enjoying sports free from back pain."
New York, NY
Post injury, the X-Factor Belt was a real game changer
"Before seeing Dr. Safko, I had never been to a chiropractor before. Boy was it life changing -- but the X-Factor Belt was the real game changer. I had injured my lower back squatting and could barely walk. The belt brought stability to both my life and my back, and allowed me to keep moving while injured and finally lead me back to being pain free. It is extremely comfortable, easy to use, and effective - keeping your back intact, while also limiting certain movements, and therefore pain.
The best part of the belt is it is not a one trick pony. During COVID-19 I was forced to work from my couch and my workouts and mobility became limited for a number of months. After two weeks, my posture was suffering and it was hard for me to continue to work and exercise without pain. I immediately went back to the belt, and I am happy to report I am no longer in pain. Not only does the belt work, but you can also wear it under or over clothes to either hide your pain or make a fashion statement.
God Bless The X-Factor Belt!"
X-Factor Belt helps therapist work long days and have restful sleep again
"I am a 63 year old family therapist with degenerative spine problems that include herniated discs and bone spurs. Unfortunately, I sit in my office for hours at a time as an occupational necessity. I am also pretty inactive except for walking on weekends. Every so often, and more and more often as time goes by, my lower back will go out from sleeping in a bad position and I will suffer pain for weeks at a time that progresses to misalignment in my hips, shoulder, and neck. This typically causes significant sleep disruption. These episodes usually lead me to physical therapy and costly uncovered medical expenses. A friend of mine introduced me to this belt while visiting her at her home. She insisted I try the belt on and I am so glad she did! I immediately felt relief, support, and comfort in my lower back and hips. The additional side Velcro straps allow for adjusting to exactly your comfort level and straightens your posture. I have been using the X Factor Belt® at the first sign of any discomfort and sleeping with it with great success. The episodes are greatly reduced in intensity and duration and my quality of life has improved as a result. While this belt is useful for active golf players, I will attest that an inactive couch potato has had great results from chronic back pain as well!!"
Staten Island, NY
Weight Lifter Finds Physical And Psychological Benefits Wearing X-Factor Belt
"As someone that weight-trains frequently, I see belts in use all the time. And at a certain point in everyone’s programming, a belt should eventually be worn. That’s why I was happy when I learned my most trusted doctor and therapist created this durable and everyday portable, X-Factor Belt. Since working it into my routine I have received priceless benefits both physically and psychologically including but not limited to getting used to heavier weight, confidence and simplifying nearly all my mechanics.
"I always had problems for instance in the squat of getting the "buttox to grass" and keeping my core working during the entire movement. The cue that this belt gives to concentrically shorten my lower back muscles and then brace my abdominals during the entire exercise is now a breeze when wearing it. And since I've been using it regularly on my max effort days (~10 weeks) I've noticed the improvement especially in any instance attempting to lift raw.
"It's been a game-changing tool to use. I have added 15 lbs to 20 lbs across all the major compound movements: Deadlift, Squat, Overhead Press and Bench Press in just 10 weeks. My technique overall has gotten a lot better and the security I feel mentally when attempting heavier and heavier PRs is always there with it on. It goes without saying the need for proper technique is crucial to longevity, strength, and preventing injury. The X-factor Belt is just the tool for that purpose in your everyday carry. Don’t leave for the gym without it!"
New York, NY
Active NJ Woman Finds Belt Changed Her Life, Keeps Her Going
"It would be easy to start from the beginning but the better story is the one going on right now. I thought going through 2 osteoarthritic hip issues and ultimately two total hip replacements was painful and debilitating but one day last June, I was brought to my knees by a more powerful pain in my lower back. Seeing a doctor and being told of the degenerative discs and bone spurs was crazy enough but now, how do I keep going and do this virtually free of pain? Anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers help but the best medicine that could possibly have come my way was my introduction by a friend to Dr. Ron Safko. I cannot begin to find the words to thank Dr. Ron for his ability to fine-tune an article of cloth, elastic and Velcro into a supportive belt that has changed my life. He has helped me tremendously with his knowledge and ability to really pinpoint the problem and most importantly, the solution. I have spread the word to all of my co-workers, friends and family members that suffer from similar issues. I can now commute two hours, walk just about 2 miles a day, work at a desk and do chores around the house again. I am forever, FOREVER grateful to his talent and his caring attitude. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Dr. Ron!"
Former Rugby player finds X-Factor Belt ‘A Miracle’
"I spent the better part of the last decade playing Collegiate, Professional and International Rugby around the World culminating with playing for the US National Team in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London, England. Luckily, maybe miraculously, I made it through this largely injury free. It wasn’t until I joined the “Real World,” and found myself sitting at a desk for 10+ hours a day that I experienced my first major injury. Even though my lifestyle and occupation changed in a major way, I was slow to adjust how I trained and it didn’t take long for reality to set in the form of debilitating lower back pain. I went to Dr. Safko ahead of an upcoming ski trip to Montana looking for a miracle - and the X-factor Belt was that miracle. Along with a few appointments to relieve the back pain, the X-Factor Belt provided me the stability and confidence to ski as if I was 100%. It stayed secure through all the bumps and turns that come with 4 aggressive days of skiing and never caused me any discomfort. The X-Factor Belt is comfortable, durable, and most importantly for me, a key tool for maintaining an active lifestyle."
Seamus Kelly - USA Rugby
Runner finds X-Factor Belt ‘Terrific’
"I’m a 30-year-old active male, 5’11 165 lbs. I run 25-30 miles a week and also play pickup basketball twice a week. I have had lower back pain for a few years now from a sedentary job, as well as lack of stretching. I was introduced to Dr. Safko through a childhood friend who showed me the X-Factor Belt. It has been terrific for my long runs and I even hoop with it on! It allows me to focus on my core during athletic movements and not put that extra pressure on my lower back, all while giving me the confidence to play completely pain free."
New York, NY
Weekend Chores Are No Longer Debilitating
"I cannot believe how this belt compares to the other ones! I had purchased one of these belts for myself and another for my mother.
"I do not have specific back pain, but rather in my hips, upper back and neck. As a weekend warrior, when I try to accomplish everything I cannot during the week, I am on my feet in a kitchen with ceramic tiles, running up and down two sets of stairs with laundry, bending, cleaning, gardening, etc. A couple of weeks ago, I finally used the belt and could not believe that I could still keep going at 5pm, where in the past, I was in so much pain that could not walk after sitting down. The added support from the second set of 'flaps' definitely makes a difference, you can feel it after you take it off. Thank you!"
Mount Kisco, NY
X-Factor Belt Keeps Busy Phys Ed Teacher Moving
“I used the X-Factor Belt to help me recover from my back injury. I am happy to say that the brace is fantastic! Dr. Safko recommended that I keep the back brace on while I went about my daily activities and even while I slept. I am a physical education teacher and the very nature of my job keeps me moving non-stop. The brace was extremely helpful with keeping my hip joints in place so that my muscles could recover and heal. I may have moved a little bit slower, but I was still able to do my job. I am grateful for this innovation from Dr. Safko and I would recommend this brace to anyone who is struggling with lower back pain!”
Long Distance Driving Now Pain Free With X-Factor Belt
"I suffer from chronic lower back pain and discomfort that is severely exacerbated by driving long distances. To ease the pain, Dr. Safko recommended that I wear his X-Factor product while driving. I was skeptical at first, but WOW, what a difference. I now can drive back and forth from NYC to the Adirondacks and Catskills with almost no pain at all. Dr. Safko’s X-Factor™ has made all the difference in the world - a night and day difference to say the least. Not to mention, it is extremely comfortable to wear and is not restricting by any means. Thank you, Dr. Safko!"
New York, NY
Doctor Can Now Treat Patients Without Pain – Finds Relief And Sanity
"As a Pediatric Resident, I spend the majority of my day standing and/or examining children, putting further strain on my pre-existing Spondylolisthesis. My most recent back pain crisis brought me to Dr. Safko’s office essentially crippled. After he and his team worked their usual magic, he came back with his X-Factor Belt. Dr. Safko fashioned the X-Factor Belt around my pelvis/lower back and my first comment was “I feel more secure and stabilized.” He sent me home with it for trial. At this point in my life, I’ve grown frustrated with my back and the pain it brings, so I was all about trying something that would provide relief.
"Well, Dr. Safko’s X-Factor Belt™ has definitely provided relief and sometimes even sanity. I’ve slept with it and woken up as almost a new person. I’ve worn it at home while cooking, cleaning, and sitting on the couch watching TV. I’ve worn it at work – both over and under my clothes – allowing me to more easily examine my patients, while it reminded me to engage my core muscles while bending and improved my overall posture, too. It has drastically reduced my emergency visits to Dr. Safko’s office, as well as the use of my at home TENS Machine that I was using almost weekly. I would definitely recommend fellow lower back pain sufferers to try this out immediately. Thank you, Dr. Safko, for always looking for new ways to help your patients!"
Alycia Foti, MD
New Brunswick, NJ
Support and Stability Provided By The X-Factor Belt Helps To Avoid Painful Moves
"I give the Athletic X-Factor Belt 5 stars! The support it provides for my hip arthritis and torn hip labrum is profound. Because of the adjustable Velcro® straps the belt stays in place. Additionally, there are additional dual straps for added support. The X-Factor Belt keeps me from pivoting in ways that cause me pain and provides optimum stability for the pelvis. It also serves as a reminder not to move in ways that aggravate my hip pain. I wear this at work and have complete range of motion. The X-Factor Belt is simple to use and fits easily over clothes. I wear it under a tunic over my pants so it is barely noticeable. I love that it is black making it very practical. I am 100% satisfied and I had tried many other products. There is nothing like it on the market!"
New York, NY
Teacher Of Yoga, Dance, Pilates Wears Belt At Work And Play
"This belt is incredible. The best one I've ever seen or used in 32 years of teaching dance, yoga and pilates. Besides a tough 6 day work schedule with scoliosis and a strange hip situation, this belt also comes in handy walking the dog, working out, playing with my 3 beautiful (energetic) grandchildren and meditating 2 hours a day. This belt is beautifully well made. Every detail about it just adds to it's benefits. Helps my back, hips and confidence for sure. Nothing else as good as this on the market!
New York, NY
Marathon Runner Says 'It's Magical!'
“I tried wearing the X-Factor belt after a half marathon training run - nearly two hours of straight running in NYC - and found that it greatly reduced the muscle fatigue in my legs and back.
I think that the belt is an excellent tool for post run recovery.
I think it’s magical and will definitely help many!"
New York, NY
Long Distance Runner Is 'A Believer!'
“I’ve been suffering from hip pain for the past two years due to osteoarthritis and long distance running. I recently learned I require a total hip replacement. As I count down the weeks until my surgery I’ve been able to get a lot more done with significantly less pain using Dr. Safko’s X-Factor™. It’s even helped with sciatic pain on my other side!
I’m a believer!"
X-Factor Belt Relieves Lower Back Pain With Added Support
"I have been using Dr. Safko’s back support belt for over a year now and I don’t know what I would do without it. The belt that the doctor gave me was originally intended for patients needing support for the pelvis area, but I used it for my lower back and it has helped me tremendously. I have a number of back issues including: degenerating discs, curvature of the spine and arthritis. I have a very long daily commute and the bumps and vibrations from the drive was making it very difficult to get out of my seat when I reached my destination, but when I wear Dr. Safko’s belt it gives me the extra support I need for my core and makes getting up a lot easier. I have tried other belts, including the ones we see on TV all the time and they don’t help, the other belts are flimsy and don’t offer the support that I get from Dr. Safko’s. I also use it for anytime I am doing work around the house and outside. The belt gives me confidence that I can go about a normal routine without having to worry that I am going to strain my back. I think what’s nice about Dr. Safko’s belt is the extra cross support in the back of the belt. I can’t thank Dr. Safko enough for creating this belt, it truly helps me every day I wear it."
Active Senior Gains Independence And Confidence For Daily Tasks
"I'm a rapidly approaching 91 year old man living alone in a two story home with the aches and pains attributable to my age. I have low back, hip pain for decades and it's not getting better. My gait, balance and posture have suffered as a result of this issue. I was introduced to the X-Belt™, rather skeptical at first, but I must say it has helped me a great deal. My low back and hip pain have been reduced to a certain degree, but it really has helped me with my balance, gait, posture, and stability allowing me to have confidence in performing my daily tasks. It's quite comfortable, makes me feel secure, and is easy to put on and take off. I don't wear it all the time, but if I'm going to be doing something strenuous, like taking out the garbage, gardening, etc., I wear the belt. This belt aids me in having confidence to continue to live as independently as I can. For this I'm truly grateful."
East Elmhurst, NY
Office Worker Tried Many Belts Before Finding 'Best Of Them All'
"I have a very physical job that causes me to have low back and hip pain for years. I have tried so many different low back, sacroiliac, and hip supports over the years, but the X-Factor Belt is the best of them all. It's comfortable, supportive, and flexible which allows me to keep moving. Not only that, but it has reduced my low back and hip pain a lot. Thank you, I can't tell you enough how much I like this belt and how much it has helped me."
X-Factor Belt Is 'A Life Changer'
“I have been Dr Safko’s patient over 15 years for chronic back pain treatment. I have always been physically active but about 6 years ago I had difficulty walking and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. After treatments to loosen my back muscles and practicing daily stretching methods my pain was reduced by 80%, but occasionally my back would become unstable and tense, so Dr. Safko introduced me to the X-Factor belt.
“Well, my life changed from day one. I now wear the X-Factor belt when walking a far distance, moving heavy items, gardening or going to the gym. I can now do these things with absolutely no pain as my spine is kept stable and straight. The belt also provides relief when sitting at my desk for long periods, traveling on planes or driving cars. I have tried other belts but the external adjustment straps feature of this belt is crucial to finding the right support. Also, the Velcro® is wide and very secure, compared with other belts which undo themselves easily when sitting down.
“The X-Factor Belt is a life changer for people at any age to move around every day without pain or discomfort.”
New York, NY
No More Worry About Disc Pain When Wearing the X-Belt™
"I started using the X-Factor brace a few months ago for back support. I've struggled off and on with disc pain for seven years, and whenever I felt the disk slipping I would have to be extremely cautious with the way I moved or risk becoming immobile. Now, when I experience the first signs, I put the X-Factor belt on and I get complete support and don't have the fear of moving the wrong way causing it to herniate. It is great for relieving muscle pain too. The X-Factor is a wonderful back/hip stability device and I highly recommend it."
Massage Therapist Now Can Work Without Fear of Pain or Injury"I came to see Dr Safko for bilateral hip joint pain due to arthritis. The pain and discomfort was getting in the way of my physical work as a massage therapist. The doctor helped me with adjustments and therapeutic massage, and also gave me the new X-Factor belt to try, as it was created for the purpose of helping people get back to work and play. Wearing the belt during my work has given me the confidence to move freely without fear of pain or injury. The belt provides the crucial stability needed in my hip and sacroiliac joints, and it also helps to alleviate second day soreness that I was experiencing in my legs and hips.
"I exercise regularly with a trainer, and wearing the belt during my workouts also helps with stabilizing my lateral movements which tend to cause me the most pain.
"The X-Factor Belt has given me the freedom of movement I have been afraid of for some time."
Los Angeles, CA