Physical therapy is a treatment that helps reduce pain and increase mobility. Pain and mobility issues in your back, neck, or spine can make it difficult to perform your daily activities, like getting out of bed, sitting or standing for a long period of time, or doing household chores. If you’re having trouble with any of these activities because of back pain, your doctor may recommend physical therapy for your back.
A physical therapy program is managed by a physical therapist — a trained, highly educated medical professional who can treat a range of injuries, diseases, and pain or mobility conditions. They can also assist in the recovery process after a back surgery.