Sciatic neuralgia

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What is sciatic neuralgia?

Sciatic neuropathy is characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve.

Common symptoms reported by people with sciatic neuralgia

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

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Treatments taken by people for sciatic neuralgia

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
426
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (1)

Data from patients with sciatic neuralgia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sciatic neuralgia

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sciatic neuralgia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
sciatic neuralgia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sciatic neuralgia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has sciatic neuralgia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 307 say sciatic neuralgia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 26
30s 130
40s 282
50s 420
60s 354
70+ 133
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 67
20-29 years 161
30-39 years 147
40-49 years 152
50-59 years 82
60-69 years 29
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 250
Female 1104

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 789
Not Diagnosed 84

These charts show data from sciatic neuralgia patients who have completed their condition history
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