We get loads of corset reviews at Orchard Corset every single day, but occasionally we receive one that we feel deserves a much wider audience. That was certainly the case when we read Hannah’s review below.
NOTE*** We always suggest that if you are corseting for medical reasons you check with your doctor first.
I purchased this corset to wear under my clothes semi-regularly and to sleep in. I have a 34 degree lower lumbar curve from scoliosis and wore a Boston Brace between the ages of 13 and 16. Having gone 5 years without bracing and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis and loose joints, the pain was becoming unbearable. My torso was so stiff I was unable to bend at the waist without 30-45 minutes of intense stretching and limbering. Not wanting to pursue spinal surgery, I decided to try corsetry. Instead of getting steel rods inserted next to my spine to straighten it, I’d surround my torso with steel rods that would create a waist shape I like and would hopefully create a wider gap between my ribs and pelvis on the one side, which was crushing tissue and nerves between the bones.
It’s been incredible. I sleep in the corset every night with no issue and wear it to work where I’m primarily sedentary. I have a larger range of mobility in the corset than I did before wearing it and when I take it off I’m able to bend at the waist with no issue. When I wake up, I can get out of bed immediately, rather than having to stretch and pull and push my body back together so I can move. I’ve also been able to go without my usual painkilllers, which has been fantastic.
I’m so, so thankful for this corset and will definitely be a committed customer. If these are the results I can see after only a week, I can’t wait for the future! -Hannah
We can’t thank you enough for sharing your personal story, Hannah. All of us here at OC were very moved and it made our day to hear how corseting has changed your life!