Range of motion is part of a patient’s exam when a low back condition is expected. Before coming to a doctor for help, you can check your own low back motion. Here is how:
Stand up in a relaxed position. If desired, use a stick for balance. The 6 motions are normal if you can go to the minimum number of degrees AND is PAIN-FREE.
Flexion2. Extension 3. Left Rotation 4. Right Rotation 5. Left Lateral Bending 6. Right Lateral Bending