Q. How can I keep from having problems with my spine after spine surgery?
A. After spine surgery, it is possible that you may develop back discomfort in the future. To take care of your spine if soreness or other symptoms return, your physical therapist will give you a thorough home program when you complete your therapy treatments. Continuing with your home program is a way to keep your spine healthy over time. He or she may also show you how to control pain or other symptoms if they do not completely go away, or if they return in the future. These may include the use of ice, heat, positioning, or rest.