Lumbar spondylosis

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What is lumbar spondylosis?

Spondylosis is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foramina. Lower back spondylosis or osteoarthritis is known as lumbar spondylosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbar 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 lumbar spondylosis

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lumbar spondylosis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)

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

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
bowel irritability difficulty sleeping 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) lumbar spondylosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation electric shock sensation in face 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for lumbar spondylosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
lumbar spondylosis (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 244 say lumbar spondylosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 65
40s 169
50s 318
60s 203
70+ 84
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 60
30-39 years 91
40-49 years 110
50-59 years 53
60-69 years 16
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 145
Female 712

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 506
Not Diagnosed 18

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