When part of your bowel pushes through your abdominal wall, it’s excruciating. This loop of bowel, if left untreated, can become trapped, leading to further complications. Painful inoperable hernias are especially hard to live with but, with the appropriate compression garments, you can experience less pain and fewer complications. Support briefs, hernia trusses, or abdominal supports can help stabilize your weakened abdomen and help you heal.
Briefs, Bands, and Trusses
Compression gear, like hernia support briefs, can help in the treatment of hernias by offering the gentle pressure and support your abdomen needs to heal, as well as providing extra pressure to prevent the bowel from re-penetrating the abdominal wall or to prevent some hernias in the first place, such as when a belly band is used as postpartum support. Sometimes, these supports provide temporary help until surgery can repair the abdominal tear, but other times it may be necessary to wear support permanently when surgery is not an option or to avoid reoccurrence.
The Benefits of Compression Hernia Support
Compression garments offer several advantages when used in the care of hernias. These include:
- Tailored Care - From hernia support briefs to belly bands and binders, there is a wide range of garments available to help with your hernia. This lets you choose an option that will give you the most relief and support, without being overly disruptive to your day-to-day life or wardrobe.
- Instant Relief - Your support garment starts working as soon as you put it on. Whether you need it for pain relief of an existing hernia or for prevention, the firm, comfortable pressure is immediate and lasts as long as you wear your garment.
- Cost-effective - Whether you have an inoperable hernia or you have to wait for an operation pending scheduling or insurance approval, these garments offer a low-cost answer to the pain and discomfort you’re feeling.
- Healthier - Compression wear can help you deal with your hernia without as much reliance on pharmaceutical pain management. This lets you avoid medicines and chemicals, which have their own side effects, without having to live with pain.
Work with Your Doctor
One thing hernia support briefs aren’t is a replacement for appropriate medical care. Untreated hernias can worsen, and complications, should they arise, can become more than just painful; they could be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor about eventual treatment options, your plan to use support garments in the meantime for increased comfort, and what you should look for in a garment to live a more comfortable life pending permanent treatment.
With the right compression gear, you can live better while treating your hernia. Order your hernia support briefs online from Underworks today.