Doctors are, with increasing frequency, recommending that patients suffering with lower back pain start practicing yoga. Until recently, a doctor's only tools to fight back pain were traditional physical therapy and opioid pain medication. Yoga has emerged as a valuable addition
, and sometimes an alternative to, that traditional pain treatment plan. With the rise in opioid addiction and the continued increasing cost of physical therapy, doctors are more inclined to turn to non-traditional methods of addressing pain.