Diastasis Recti and back pain

Do you fully understand the signs and symptoms of diastasis recti and back pain?

You probably don’t. Many people think of it as a condition that affects the abdomen and surrounding areas only, however, it can actually wreak havoc on various parts of the body.

Diastasis Recti

Particularly, long-term diastasis recti have been associated with chronic back pain. If you can relate, let’s discuss how this condition can cause as well as some DR exercise to help you fix this issue for good. 

How Diastasis Recti Causes Back Pain

Although it is a condition marked by a separation of the abdominal muscles, most seem unaware of the fact that many women suffer more pain in the pelvis and lower back than in the abdomen. This is due to

  • Weak Muscles:

One of the top reasons DR causes back pain is that having weak abs makes it so your back will have to do the bulk of the lifting. This is especially problematic for new moms who often do things such as lift strollers, infants, car seats, etc. 

Diastasis Recti

  • Prolonged Neglect:

Additionally, since many women are often unaware of the fact that they even have diastasis recti, to begin with, they often do their bodies much more harm than good. In order to repair your diastasis recti issues, you need to be making a conscious effort to counteract them each and every day.

Exercises for Diastasis Recti

Fortunately, although many women who suffer from this condition can do so for months or even years without recognizing it, once you realize you have diastasis recti, there are plenty of ways to start correcting this issue almost immediately! For instance

  • Pilates:

One very helpful way to fix diastasis recti is by doing Pilates exercises. You can improve your symptoms by doing simple moves such as pelvic tilts, bridges, clamshell, and deep core (transverse abdominals) breathing exercises, and much more. 

  • Good posture:

Practicing good posture is a great way to strengthen your core and eliminate back pain. Your Alignment is one of the most important factors in healing Diastasis Recti.

  • Don’t Strain:

While it may be easier said than done, you should be avoiding any action that causes you to strain your abdominal muscles. Things such as heavy-lifting, jumping, heavy weight lifting, or even coughing without having your ab muscles supported will only worsen the damage. 

More Help?

No matter how long you have suffered diastasis recti, you can begin recovering today. I have created an entire program that is designed to address your DR issues and help you relieve your back, pelvic, and abdominal pain for both the short and long-term. There is no need to suffer in silence. 

If you’re looking for a simple way to heal your DR, please click on the link below to grab your free step by step: Close the gap workout plan. My 23-page E-book is valued at $37 but for a limited time, I’m giving it to you for FREE.

Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.
Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.

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