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)

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (6) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) cervical spondylosis (3)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)

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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping drug dependence 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylosis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue upset stomach
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (6) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) exhaustion 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) cervical spondylosis (3)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
  • 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 8
30s 73
40s 160
50s 265
60s 161
70+ 42
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 109
40-49 years 111
50-59 years 52
60-69 years 8
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 114
Female 598

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 465
Not Diagnosed 23

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