Cervical facet syndrome

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What is cervical facet syndrome?

Cervical Facet Syndrome is characterized by damage to the facet joints in the neck that permit a great range of motion, which leads to frequent headaches and neck pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with cervical facet syndrome

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 facet syndrome

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) not clear headed next day
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy balance problems 31 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
buzzing vibration sensation itching 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 9
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 1

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