Congenital spinal stenosis

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What is congenital spinal stenosis?

Congenital spinal stenosis is a condition in which a child is born with a narrow spinal canal due to abnormally formed parts of the spine. It tends to worsen progressively with age.

Common symptoms reported by people with congenital 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 with congenital spinal stenosis

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
congenital spinal stenosis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
congenital spinal stenosis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for congenital spinal stenosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congenital spinal stenosis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Suboxone)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness and lightheadedness that travels up from upper back into head nausea and dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Soma)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
congenital spinal stenosis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue neurological fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 9
30s 11
40s 15
50s 32
60s 25
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 80

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 58
Not Diagnosed 0

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