Thoracic level paraplegia

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What is thoracic level paraplegia?

Paraplegia is the loss of movements and/or sensation due to damage of the nervous system. Injury to the thoracic level of the spine (T-9 to T-12) allows for trunk and abdominal muscle control, however, leg control is impaired or lost.

Common symptoms reported by people with thoracic level paraplegia

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with thoracic level paraplegia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with thoracic level paraplegia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with thoracic level paraplegia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
dizziness fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Perceived effectiveness
for thoracic level paraplegia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with thoracic level paraplegia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has thoracic level paraplegia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 18
40s 32
50s 34
60s 16
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 61
Female 57

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 24
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from thoracic level paraplegia patients who have completed their condition history
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