Spinal accessory nerve injury

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What is spinal accessory nerve injury?

The function of the spinal accessory nerve allows for the movement in the upper back and neck. Some of the motor functions involve shrugging of the shoulders, and the tilt and rotation of the neck. Injury to this nerve may impair movement to the upper back, shoulder, and neck region.

Common symptoms reported by people with spinal accessory nerve injury

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 spinal accessory nerve injury

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with spinal accessory nerve injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with spinal accessory nerve injury

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

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction suicidal
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with spinal accessory nerve injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has spinal accessory nerve injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 10
40s 20
50s 25
60s 19
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 54

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from spinal accessory nerve injury patients who have completed their condition history
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