How to Keep a Healthy Back: Lower Trunk Rotation Exercise Video

Back Pain Prevention

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.

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
This exercise may not be appropriate for all types of pain.  If you experience increased pain while doing this exercise, stop immediately and call your spine specialist.  Always contact your spine specialist if you have any questions regarding your back or neck pain or about the suitability of this specific exercise.

Updated on: 11/25/15
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