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Postural drainage: Back

You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help drain mucus from the back of your lungs, lie on your stomach. Place two or three pillows under your hips. Use a small pillow under your head if it helps you feel more comfortable. Place your arms by your head. Take slow, deep breaths.

Current as of: July 6, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Hasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Tangi Williams RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist