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 (6) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) cervical spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)

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 (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (6) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping drug dependence 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (6) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation lightheadedness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4) cervical spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5) cervical spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth easily angry
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
disorientation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
  • 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 7
30s 77
40s 164
50s 271
60s 166
70+ 46
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 63
30-39 years 113
40-49 years 111
50-59 years 53
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 115
Female 620

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 471
Not Diagnosed 23

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