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

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 for spinal stenosis

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Compare treatments taken by people with spinal stenosis

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Got a question about living with spinal stenosis? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has spinal stenosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 779 say spinal stenosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 103
40s 399
50s 877
60s 934
70+ 516
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 54
20-29 years 131
30-39 years 305
40-49 years 391
50-59 years 276
60-69 years 74
70+ years 14

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 557
Female 2286

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1743
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from spinal stenosis patients who have completed their condition history
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