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Supporting Your Back

Picture of how to support your back when you lie down: Step 2

Keep your back straight and use your arms to help you lower your upper body to the bed. Your arms can support your upper body weight and keep you from twisting your back.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last Revised September 6, 2013

Last Revised: September 6, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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