Axial Back Pain

Axial Back Pain

When you’re suffering from back pain, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Axial back pain is the most common source of lower back pain, with symptoms that can range from mile to severe. Pain can be felt either constantly or intermittently.

The most common type of axial back pain is “mechanical” and is characterized by low back pain that:

  • Gets worse with certain activities, such as sports
  • Gets worse with certain positions, such as sitting for long periods
  • Is relieved by rest


Axial back pain is usually non-specific – meaning that the anatomical structure responsible for the pain need not be identified because symptoms are usually self-limited and resolve.

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, there are treatment options available. The experts at Northwell Health can diagnose and eliminate or reduce your pain with the most advanced treatment options. 


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