Cervical spondylotic myelopathy

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What is cervical spondylotic myelopathy?

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy refers to the changes in the spinal canal diameter and cord compression. Over time, the intervertebral discs dry out lessen in disc height. Symptoms include neck stiffness, arm pain, numbness in the hands, and weakness in the extremities.

Common symptoms reported by people with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

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 spondylotic myelopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cognitive confusion depression with suicidal thoughts
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 6
40s 21
50s 33
60s 13
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 63

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 52
Not Diagnosed 2

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