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 for cervical spondylosis

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
103
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
201
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
167
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
182
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (1)

Data from patients with cervical spondylosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervical spondylosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
rashes (redness, swelling) tinnitus
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cervical spondylosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cervical spondylosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has cervical spondylosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 217 say cervical spondylosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 76
40s 163
50s 296
60s 216
70+ 62
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 67
30-39 years 116
40-49 years 117
50-59 years 56
60-69 years 10
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 133
Female 693

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 492
Not Diagnosed 24

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