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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
23
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
How many evaluations
8
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Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Spinal Stenosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
34
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Bowel problems 11 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, E-Mylan Naproxen) 8 more
How many have tried
26
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Stomach pain Abdominal pain 1 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
How many have tried
25
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anxiety and frustration 5 more
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
How many have tried
23
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Hypertension 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
20
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Brain zaps 8 more
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
19
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Hot and cold flashes 3 more
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
15
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bipolar manic episodes Drowsiness 5 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
14
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Daytime sleepiness 9 more
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
14
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsy in a.m. 2 more
How many evaluations
8
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Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 1
20s 18
30s 73
40s 272
50s 384
60s 236
70+ 89

Gender

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 62
30-39 years 147
40-49 years 202
50-59 years 141
60-69 years 37
70+ years 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 810
Not Diagnosed 6

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