There are several symptoms that are fairly consistent for people with spine problem, including:

  • Pain that is usually related to activity and will flare up at times but then return to a low-grade pain level, or the pain will go away entirely
  • The amount of chronic pain—referred to as the patient's baseline level of pain—is quite variable between individuals and can range from almost no pain/just a nagging level of irritation, to severe and disabling pain
  • Severe episodes of pain that will generally last from a few days to a few months before returning to the individual's baseline level of chronic pain