I've just realised, 4 years after I've finished having babies, that I have separation in my abdominal muscles (I've suspected but wasn't sure). I'm almost certain that this is causing my back issues. I have worked on my ab and core strength and have lost weight and its only now that I can see (or feel) the extent of it. Also since losing weight it's made more apparent by way of me no longer having a waist (not a big deal in the grand scheme of things but sure explains a lot).
i have suffered a lot of back issues, specifically since my last baby, and Doctors have been useless. Only recently has one bothered to check my abs and noted the separation. He referred me to a specialist but its private (to save me the waiting list) and I just can't pay.
Does anyone know if I'm able to take this referral to the hospital or would I have to go back for another one? I only wish someone picked it up way back when I had my last baby as I'm sure I would have waited out the waiting list and have been sorted by now!
Also what are the chances of this being fixed via physio this far gone? Or would it be surgery for me at this late stage? What would that entail?