Brown-Sequard syndrome

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What is Brown-Sequard syndrome?

Brown-Sequard syndrome is a rare condition that results from an injury to one side of the spinal cord. The spinal cord is damaged but is not severed.Symptoms include weakness/paralysis (hemiparaplegia) to one side of the body and a loss of sensation (hemianesthesia) to the opposite side of the body.

Common symptoms reported by people with Brown-Sequard syndrome

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 Brown-Sequard syndrome

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Talwin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with Brown-Sequard syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Brown-Sequard syndrome

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

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

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Talwin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Brown-Sequard syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Brown-Sequard syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 11
50s 15
60s 11
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 26

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Brown-Sequard syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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