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
11
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (7) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) cervical spondylosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

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 (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (7) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping drug dependence 4 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation paranoia
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) increased sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth easily angry
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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 0
20s 7
30s 78
40s 165
50s 293
60s 183
70+ 52
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 65
30-39 years 114
40-49 years 114
50-59 years 55
60-69 years 10
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 122
Female 660

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 484
Not Diagnosed 23

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