Cervical spondylosis

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What is cervical spondylosis?

Arthritis of the neck is called cervical spondylosis. Cervical spondylosis is the degeneration of the joints in the neck. It becomes increasingly more common as people age. More than 85% of people over age 60 are affected.

Common symptoms reported by people with cervical 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 cervical spondylosis

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (8) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (8) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (7) cervical spondylosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (4) pain (2)

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

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue lethargy 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (8) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 6 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drug dependence increased insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (7) cervical spondylosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux elevated blood pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (7) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood nightmares 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
disorientation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation lightheadedness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (4) pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 65
40s 157
50s 248
60s 131
70+ 34
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 60
30-39 years 101
40-49 years 106
50-59 years 49
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

85% Female
15% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 409
Not Diagnosed 22

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