Lumbosacral plexopathy

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What is lumbosacral plexopathy?

Lumbosacral plexopathy is characterized as inflammation and or damage to the nerve bundles in the area of the lumbar and sacral vertebrae region. Some symptoms may include shooting or burning pain, numbness, and decreased movement in the thigh, buttock or or leg area.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbosacral plexopathy

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 lumbosacral plexopathy

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

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

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

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

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

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for lumbosacral plexopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness upon standing
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lumbosacral plexopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue vivid dreams
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 5
50s 13
60s 13
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from lumbosacral plexopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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