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Early movement and exercise
Lying on your back with your knees bent
1. Tilt your pelvis forwards and backwards.
2. Bring your knees in towards your chest.
3. Gently roll your knees from side to side.
4. Lying on your front, rest on your forearms gently arching your back.
Please note: These exercises should not increase your pain. Perform each exercise gently and slowly, only moving as far as feels comfortable. Practice each exercise up to 10 times, two or three times per day. If your pain increases significantly stop the exercises and consult your GP or physiotherapist before continuing.
Urgently visit your Emergency Department if your back pain is associated with any of the following symptoms
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: December 2019
Review Date: December 2021