Lumbar spondylosis

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What is lumbar spondylosis?

Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foramina. Lower back spondylosis or osteoarthritis is known as lumbar spondylosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbar spondylosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with lumbar spondylosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
lumbar spondylosis (5) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)

Data from patients with lumbar spondylosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with lumbar spondylosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision burning sensation 5 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness hot and cold flashes
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for lumbar spondylosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
lumbar spondylosis (5) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness increased insomnia
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood dry mouth 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
spaced out
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lumbar spondylosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lumbar spondylosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 57
40s 174
50s 248
60s 155
70+ 57
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 53
30-39 years 80
40-49 years 97
50-59 years 46
60-69 years 14
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 121
Female 588

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 450
Not Diagnosed 16

These charts show data from lumbar spondylosis patients who have completed their condition history
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