Spinal Stenosis

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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.

What is it like to have 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.
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What do patients take to treat Spinal Stenosis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Spinal Stenosis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Spinal Stenosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 15
30s 77
40s 263
50s 346
60s 215
70+ 81

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 58
30-39 years 139
40-49 years 188
50-59 years 119
60-69 years 34
70+ years 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 749
Not Diagnosed 7

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