Re: Cervical disc degeneration causing pins & needles all over??
A cervical problem can certainly cause problems all over the body. I've had it.
You can have a herniated disk or bone spurs from arthritis or a combination of them and if they start pressing on the spinal cord, you can get problems anywhere below that level. My worst area was at C6 and I had numb toes, tingling in both legs, stiff leg muscles that made it hard to walk(took baby steps at times), numbness in my hands, dropped things all the time, weakness in my arm muscles....all sorts of weird things would happen. It was like my body was slowly going numb from the neck down.....and it was. Pressure on the spinal cord in the neck can eventually lead to paralysis if not fixed. Luckily, the cord can take lots of pressure and my first MRI showed it had been compressed down to half the normal size.
You sound like you are in the early stages of cervical spondlylosis(fancy word for arthritis) with cord compression. It will have to watched and you can watch for increasing signs of muscles not working right to guide you on when you need to seek help. Since the surgery for this carries a risk of paralysis too, they don't do anything until it is really necessary.
And in case you think any kind of cervical spine problem has to have lots of pain with it....it doesn't. I had no pain. It only affected my spinal cord and not the spinal nerves where all the pain comes from.
Come on down to the Spinal Cord Disorders board and talk to some of the folks there.