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
9
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (4) lumbar spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription 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 (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision burning sensation 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (8) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness difficulty sleeping 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dizziness and feeling faint 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4) lumbar spondylosis (3)
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)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation decreased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
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 64
40s 174
50s 286
60s 171
70+ 68
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 55
30-39 years 85
40-49 years 104
50-59 years 50
60-69 years 14
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 132
Female 650

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 485
Not Diagnosed 18

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