Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Relationship of diastasis rectus Abdominis with low back pain and functional ability in multiparous women: A Correlational study
Author(s): Dr. Neeti Mishra, Dr. Anil Mishra, Dr. Kruti Goti
Abstract: Background and purpose: Diastasis rectus abdominis is a separation between two bellies of rectus abdominis. It is more common in multiparous women due to repeated episodes of stretching during pregnancy. This may produce musculoskeletal complaints such as low back pain. To find out the correlation of low back pain and diastasis rectus abdominis in multiparous women between the age group of 35-45 years. Objectives: 1) To assess low back pain using visual analogue scale.2)To assess the disability due to low back pain using Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire.3)To assess the diastasis in multiparous women.4) To find the correlation of diastasis rectus abdominis with low back pain in multiparous women. Subjects: 30 participants- Multiparous women between the age group of 35-45 years were included in the study after they gave their consent. Method: A correlation study was conducted in 30 multipara women within the age group of 35-45 years. These participants were then assessed for diastasis rectus abdominis using diastasis recti test. The mean VAS of low back pain was 6.16. The mean disability due to low back pain was 40.3%.The mean of diastasis recti was 3 cm. The test was statistically significant by using unpaired t-test and coefficient of correlation test. Result: The result of present study shows that there was a negative correlation between diastasis rectus abdominis and low back pain in multiparous women within the age group 35-45 years. Conclusion: There is negative correlation between low back pain and diastasis rectus abdominis in multiparous women.