Minimal degeneration might cause little or no symptoms. Over time, this condition can progress and you might experience:
- General lower back stiffness
- Loss of spinal movement
- Lower back pain
With more chronic degeneration that has spinal cord or nerve compression, you might experience:
- Pins and needles
- Weakness or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, groin, legs, or feet
Symptoms might worsen during activities that are repetitive or with heavy lifting, and long periods of standing or walking. These signs or symptoms can be alleviated during sitting or lying down, as there is less pressure and weight on the spine.