My muscles aren't symmetric

Bungee Belly Belt

I'm sort of lopsided because my spinal cord injury (SCI) affects my left side more than my right. My left-side abdominal muscles are extremely weak compared to those on my right side. This makes my left side bulge out because there is little muscle tone there. It is actually painful because my intestines do not have their normal support and they get stretched out of shape too.

A wide elastic band for my stomach

To help keep my innards tucked nicely inside me where they should be, I sometimes wear an eight inch elastic belt with a velcro closure at the ends. I call the elastic band my Bungee Belly Belt. It keeps the left side of my abdomen from stretching painfully.

It's a wrap-around belt

The belt just wraps around my middle and sticks to itself because of some Velcro. The belt helps relieve the abdominal pain that results from the intestines pushing against abdominal muscles that have been weakened due to my SCI. Another nice thing is that you can wear it under your shirt without it being seen.

The belt relieves abdominal pain

You can get many types of elastic abdominal belts online without a prescription. Try googling "elastic abdominal belt".

A more effective belt

Of course, the medical profession can always come up with a better, (more expensive) solution. This one has abdominal support and back support. and comes in beautiful black. It does restrict my abdomen and provides back support better than the elastic belt.

The belt provides abdominal and back support.

This belt was made by xxxxxxxxxxx. It was prescribed by a doctor. I just don't know whether it is worth the extra cost. Yes, insurance paid for it, but who ultimately pays for insurance? We do. At least, we have some different options.