Here are some common symptoms of osteoarthritis in the spine.

  • You may have limited ability to rotate your upper body, lean to the side, touch your ear to your shoulder, or extend your neck.
  • You may have pain and numbness in the neck, lower back, buttocks, and legs.
  • The pain you feel is related to the time you spend in a position where your back is not supported, such as standing in line, or sitting on a bench or chair that doesn't have a back or provide enough support.