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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Spinal Stenosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Spinal Stenosis

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
Pain (34) Spinal Stenosis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (24) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (22) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (23) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Pain (23) Spinal Stenosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Pain (10)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (14) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Anxious mood (2)
2 more

Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Spinal Stenosis

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

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Bowel problems 13 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Pain (34) Spinal Stenosis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Abdominal pain 2 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (24) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Hypertension 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (22) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anxiety and frustration 4 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (23) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (23) Spinal Stenosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Constant brain fog 8 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Pain (10)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 5 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Fatigue 13 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (14) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 6 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Bipolar manic episodes 6 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Anxious mood (2)
2 more

Data from patients with Spinal Stenosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 2
20s 18
30s 85
40s 286
50s 415
60s 271
70+ 104

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 71
30-39 years 166
40-49 years 223
50-59 years 152
60-69 years 40
70+ years 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 899
Not Diagnosed 7

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