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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Limit Activity: Diastasis rectii is a condition where the "6-pack" muscles of the abdominal wall no longer are attached to one another in the midline, leading to them bowing out when contracting them (it looks like a tent when you raise your head up when laying down). This is common after childbirth or with significant weight gain. This rarely causes pain, though; you may want to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

I'm having pain and recently dx. With diastasis rectus. They say no surgery...How can I help with pain?

Not the diastasis: Diastasis recti almost never causes pain, which is a very nonspecific symptom. In other words, pain has many causes, and diastasis recti is not on the list. Surgery for this problem can help he bulge if that is important, but is unlikely to relieve pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diastasis rectus from pregnancy (10 months p.partum) is it worth spending time on planking and other core exercises? Will they help with core at all?

Diastasis rectus from pregnancy (10 months p.partum) is it worth spending time on planking and other core exercises?  Will they help with core at all?

Exercise may help: Abdominal and core exercises may help to strenghten the abdominal muscles and as a result may improve diastasis recti. This is not an hernia as there is no defect in the rectus fascia, hence there is no risk of bowel herniation or strangulation. If it persists despite exercises and interferes with your daily activities then you may consider surgical plication of the rectus muscles to each other. ...Read more

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What do the following symptoms mean: ventral hernia, a tumor and a rectus diastasis?

What do the following symptoms mean: ventral hernia, a tumor and a rectus diastasis?

Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus muscles; it may look like a hernia but the fascia that covers the muscle is intact; tumor: is simply a growth; it can be benign or malignant (cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Not usually: Almost all women have diastasis recti after pregnancy or changes in weight. It causes a visible bulge in the lower and/or upper abdomen. It usually is asymptomatic otherwise. ...Read more

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Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis recti that is caused by pregnancy, but they typically do not completely correct it. Women that have significant stretching/separation of the abdominal fascia post pregnancy usu. require abdominoplasty to completely correct. ...Read more

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Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Diastasis recti: It doesn't directly cause injury. It just means separation of the rectus musculature. ...Read more

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Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Not usually...but: Diastasis Recti can cause lower back pain , constipation, and urologic issues. In extreme cases, the tissue may tear, and organs may poke out of the opening resulting in a hernia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

Abdominal separation: Diastasis recti is a disorder that causes the rectus abdominis muscle to be separated instead of meeting together in the midline at the linea alba. ...Read more