Spinal Stenosis

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of areas in the lumbar (back) or cervical (neck) spine, which causes pressure on the spinal cord or one or more of the spinal nerves.

Common symptoms reported by people with Spinal Stenosis

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with Spinal Stenosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
Pain (33) Spinal Stenosis (4)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (22) Pain (6)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (23) Pain (6)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (25) Pain (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (20) Spinal Stenosis (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (2)
1 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (17) Pain (9)
2 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (1)
1 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (10) Pain (3)
2 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Pain (14)

Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:
You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments taken by people with Spinal Stenosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Bowel problems 12 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (33) Spinal Stenosis (4)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Hypertension 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (22) Pain (6)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Abdominal pain 2 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (23) Pain (6)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anxiety and frustration 5 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (25) Pain (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Hot and cold flashes 3 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (20) Spinal Stenosis (1)
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 6 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (19) Insomnia (2)
1 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Brain zaps 9 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Insomnia (17) Pain (9)
2 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Anxious mood 11 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (1)
1 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar manic episodes Drowsiness 5 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (10) Pain (3)
2 more
Check to add this treatment to your profile
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Abdominal bloating 6 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (14)

Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:
You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Spinal Stenosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 21
30s 78
40s 277
50s 402
60s 248
70+ 92

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 32
20-29 years 68
30-39 years 157
40-49 years 210
50-59 years 146
60-69 years 38
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 850
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Spinal Stenosis patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: