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Diastasis Recti Update

by Aaron Capuano, M.D., F.A.C.S.

March 15, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Since posting my last Blog on diastasis recti being covered by insurance, see the link below that includes a study regarding how tummy tucks can benefit post pregnancy women who suffer from incontinence and lower back pain.  Can tummy tuck coverage by insurance companies be on the horizon for post pregnancy women who suffer from daily medical issues like incontinence and lower back pain?

It's likely that it isn't anytime soon, but the more information that we have to provide insurance companies as evidence that this can and does effectively help treat these ailments, the better.  As a result, Dr. Capuano and staff are keeping track of his patients who are interested in having a tummy tuck who suffer from these issues to see if it can offer them relief.  

Presently, we know that when someone's core, meaning their abdomen muscles, are weak, they have a tendency to have lower back pain as a result.  When the core is tightened, it seems to inadvertently cause relief in the persons lower back.  

Click here to read the full article.