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
Rest, Methylphenidate, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Pregabalin
Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Zolpidem
Duloxetine, Individual Therapy, Citalopram
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam

What do patients take to treat Spinal Stenosis and its symptoms?

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

(Pulmison, Pronizon, Deltasone, Encorton)


(Ibupain, Buscofem, Tomaflex, Busco Ibuprofren)


(Celecox, Celebrex)


(Naproxen 500, Naprelan 500, EC Naprosyn, Naprosyn)


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?

  • 946 patients have this condition
  • 8 new patients joined this month
  • 181 say Spinal Stenosis is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 15
30s 69
40s 247
50s 323
60s 180
70+ 58


Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 53
30-39 years 125
40-49 years 165
50-59 years 105
60-69 years 26
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 665
Not Diagnosed 6

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