Back Pain Exercise Video: Lower Trunk Rotation

Purpose
By doing the lower trunk rotation, you will work on increasing flexibility in your low back (lumbar spine) and hips, allowing for greater mobility and rotation in the spine.

Recommended exercise for the following spinal condition(s)
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis (caused by DDD)
Sciatica (caused by Spinal Stenosis)

 Instructions

  • Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • With your knees together, bring them to one side.  Your feet should stay on the floor.
  • Hold 3-5 seconds.
  • Contract your abdominal muscles while moving your legs to the opposite side, again holding for 3-5 seconds
  • Repeat 5-10 times on each side.

Disclaimer
Only do the exercise shown in this video if a qualified spine specialist has recommended it.  Only do the exercise within the limits that your spine specialist has advised.  Do not do the exercise without your spine specialist's approval; it could lead to serious injury.  Always contact your spine specialist if you have any questions regarding your back or neck condition or about the suitability of this specific exercise.

Updated on: 06/05/14
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