Sciatica Stretches

Tip #4 - Low Trunk Rotation


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Your #4 sciatica stretch is called Low Trunk Rotation. By doing the lower trunk rotation, you will be increasing flexibility in your lower back and hips, which will allow for greater mobility and rotation in the spine.

Starting position: Find a nice firm flat surface and lay down on your back. At our clinic we use a mat table, but if you don’t have one of these you can either use your floor or your bed as your flat surface.

How to do Low Trunk Rotation:

  • Start by lying down on your back.
  • Bend both of your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor.
  • While keeping your knees bent, slowly rotate both knees together as far as you can to the side. If you feel an increase in pain then don’t bring your legs all the way down.
  • Rotate your head towards the opposite side of your knees to feel a greater stretch.
  • Hold your legs on the side for a 20 second count, then slowly bring both legs up to center.
  • Repeat this stretch on each side for 3 repetitions on each side.


Gently swaying your knees back and forth can be very relaxing but it also helps move the facet joints along the lower back, providing them with nutrition and lubrication. Doing this exercise correctly can ease your sciatica pain!


This is just one in our Series of Free Sciatica Stretches that we offer to everyone to help relieve their Sciatica pain! If you would like to see a video of Dr. Amy perform the stretch (as seen in the picture above), as well as receive the other stretches in the series, just fill out the form on this page!


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