Sharing Helpful Information: Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummy: June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummys: Hi Friends, I found out about something, and thought I'd share. It seems no matter how much weight I lose, my tummy still stays large, and poofed out in front! I learned about something called Diastasis Recti. It is well worth looking up! Also, for friends with lower back pain, PLEASE look this up! Diastiaesis Recti is a condition where the muscles that normally go down the front of your tummy, have separated, and instead of running straight down the front of the tummy, they are off to the left and right. This separation does not allow for proper tummy support, and also greatly affects lower back support, as well, surprisingly enough!! Please look at YouTube to learn about it. There are exercises that can help bring those muscles back to where they belong!! Oddly enough, doing regular sit-ups HURTS the condition, and makes it worse, which is evidenced in myself, as I'm a PRO at doing sit-ups. I have worked very hard in trying to eliminate that tummy of mine, that POPS right out, only to find out, the exercises I've done, for years, have contributed to the problem. When you look up Diastasis Recti, many web-sites lead you to believe that it is basically for women who've recently given birth. This is because that is the Largest population of people who have the condition, but, ANYONE, men, women, and children can have this condition. I don't mean to be long-winded, I just wanted to bring it to awareness that if you have a tummy that always pops out, or lower back pain, it might be helpful for you to know this information. I wish I knew about it when I was in my late 20s!!!!... but, hey, better late than NEVER!! :D
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  • EDM24601
    Any luck correcting this? I am dealing with the same problem and so frustrated that my doctor told me to "do the sit-ups" to fix it.
    1519 days ago
  • GRAMMY_22
    Thanks for the info!
    1826 days ago
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