Degenerative disc disease isn’t actually a disease, but rather a condition in which a damaged disc causes pain. This pain can range from nagging to disabling. The condition can be caused by the drying out of the disc over time, daily activities, sports and injuries.
There may be no symptoms. In some cases, the spine loses flexibility and bone spurs may pinch a nerve root, causing pain or weakness.
Pain areas: in the legs, thighs, and buttocks that worsens with standing, lower back, or neck
Sensory: pins and needles or reduced sensation of touch
Also common: are muscle spasms, nerve injury, or physical deformity