These can be confusing for the patient because there are the typical tight muscle and sharp pull of a muscle strain but it is in the tummy area. Things like sitting up and twisting, getting out of bed and the car can be very awkward. There is a lot you can do with these as they are simply treated as a classic muscle strain. However, it is good to get them checked out, particularly persistent or recurrent ones because of the possibility of a hernia and of course of deeper issues and referral from the spine.
Our treatment regime is manual work and some electrotherapy as well and strapping and taping.