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.
Probably not related. Diastasis recti is when the connection between the rectus muscles (six pack) thins and spreads out. This looks like a long bulge in the middle between the umbilicus and breast bone only when you are doing a sit up, or participating in a limbo contest. It's not dangerous, and rarely if ever causes symptoms.
Pain unusual. There can be a fuzzy area between diastasis recti and ventral abdominal hernia. Might be worth a second opinion from a surgeon or a group that does not profit from limiting number of procedures performed. Ventral hernia repairs are covered by insurance wheras repair of diastasis can be considered cosmetic. Good luck.