Back pain is a common problem among individuals, and it can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, and spinal conditions. However, it is not widely known that abdominal muscle weakness can contribute to chronic back pain. The rectus abdominis muscle, also known as the "six-pack" muscle, plays an important role in supporting the spine, and weakness or separation of this muscle can result in back pain. This is where rectus diastasis repair and tummy tucks come into play.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland.