Cervical radiculopathy

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What is cervical radiculopathy?

Cervical radiculopathy results from inflammation and/or impingement of the nerve roots in the area of the neck region.

Common symptoms reported by people with cervical radiculopathy

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 radiculopathy

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

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) cervical radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) cervical radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
cervical radiculopathy (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
cervical radiculopathy (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue hot and cold flashes 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6) cervical radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) cervical radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical radiculopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cervical radiculopathy (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 22
40s 62
50s 96
60s 46
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 43
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 148
Not Diagnosed 2

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