MUMMY tummy, which is scientifically known as diastasis recti , is a condition where the connective tissue between the rectus abdomen muscles ('six pack' muscles) weakens, causing the muscles to separate.
Here are a few ways mummy tummy can cause back pain:
The primary function of the core is to keep the body upright and protect the internal organs of the abdomen.
The change in your posture results in weak, tightened and, in some cases, shortened muscles which can further lead to back pain.
If you believe you do have back pain that could be related to diastasis recti you can contact a doctor for a physical therapy referral.
A physical therapist with experience in managing diastasis recti will help you reconnect from within, strengthen your core and improve your posture.