Hi,thanks for writing to HCM.
Degenerative changes in the spine at the age of 76 years is a normal finding. But disc lesion causing pressure over the nerve root
will cause shooting pain down the leg along with tingling
The initial management for this problem is conservative by means of Bed rest
, avoiding bending movements, ocassional analgesics and muscles relaxants, methylcobalamine preparations. If it is not responding to these measures, then surgical intervention may be needed. Hope this helps