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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Pain (25) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Pain (21) Spinal Stenosis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (20) Spinal Stenosis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Pain (14)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (16) Spinal Stenosis (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (17) Spinal Stenosis (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (13) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (12) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Dizziness 6 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (25) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Sleepiness 4 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (21) Spinal Stenosis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Pain (20) Spinal Stenosis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Weight gain 8 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Pain (14)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 14 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (16) Spinal Stenosis (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Anxious mood 35 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Pain (17) Spinal Stenosis (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Upset stomach
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (13) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (12) Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Spinal Stenosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Anxious mood 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Spinal Stenosis (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Depressed mood (1)

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 1
20s 19
30s 111
40s 375
50s 580
60s 433
70+ 155

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 44
20-29 years 112
30-39 years 248
40-49 years 306
50-59 years 216
60-69 years 59
70+ years 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,262
Not Diagnosed 7

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