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

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 76
40s 258
50s 342
60s 209
70+ 77

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 57
30-39 years 135
40-49 years 182
50-59 years 116
60-69 years 33
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 731
Not Diagnosed 7

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