Spondylosis refers to degeneration of the spine. Most often, the term spondylosis is used to describe osteoarthritis of the spine, but it is also commonly used to describe any manner of spinal degeneration. Symptoms of spondylosis can include:
Localized pain in the area of back or neck. Pain may shoot up to the limb if a herniated disc causes the pinched nerve. A large disc herniation in the region of the lumbar spine may cause nerve compression and pain that starts in the low back and travels down the leg into the foot. This is called sciatica.