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 Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 18
30s 75
40s 271
50s 378
60s 229
70+ 89


Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 31
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 146
40-49 years 200
50-59 years 135
60-69 years 37
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 798
Not Diagnosed 6

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