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Back Exercises: Lower Back Rotation

Woman lying on back with arms outstretched. Hips and pelvis are rotated to one side.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

  • Drop both knees to one side. Turn your head to the other side. Keep your shoulders flat on the floor.

  • Do not push through pain.

  • Hold for  20 seconds.

  • Slowly switch sides.

  • Repeat  2 to 5 times.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2021
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