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If you've had surgery on your back or belly, an injury to your trunk, or pain in your back, then you know that bending and twisting can cause more pain or injury. Follow these steps to get in and out of bed without bending or twisting.
When you are getting ready to lie down, don't rush it. Keep the center part of your body (your trunk)
straight. Think about lowering your body without twisting.
With your trunk straight, use your arms to help lower your
upper body to the bed. Your arms can support your upper body weight and keep
you from twisting. The idea is to keep your trunk in one stable
position as you lower your upper body and raise your legs.
Keep your trunk straight after you lie down. You may want to put
a pillow between your knees to keep your back in a neutral position. If you roll onto your back, you may want to put a pillow under your knees for support.
To get out of bed, do the same steps in reverse:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofJuly 11, 2017
Current as of:
July 11, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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