Spondylosis

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What is spondylosis?

Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine. In the neck it is called cervical spondylosis and in the lower back it is called lumbar spondylosis. It is most often age related but can occur following spinal surgery or injury to the vertebral column of the spine.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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 spondylosis

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

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
spondylosis (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
hot and cold flashes
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
deep itching vertigo
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog blurry vision 11 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4) spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bowel problems
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
auditory hallucinations visual hallucinations
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness fatigue
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 39
40s 145
50s 203
60s 115
70+ 38
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 56
30-39 years 75
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 75
Female 481

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 385
Not Diagnosed 19

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