Lumbar radiculopathy

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What is lumbar radiculopathy?

Radiculopathies, also known as nerve root disorders, is any disease of the spinal nerve roots and spinal nerves. They can result in pain, numbness in the area of skin that is mainly supplied by the affected spinal nerve and and weakness of muscles stimulated by the affected nerve root.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbar radiculopathy

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 lumbar radiculopathy

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lumbar radiculopathy (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
lumbar radiculopathy (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) fatigue
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lumbar radiculopathy (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itching itchy nose
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lumbar radiculopathy (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 5
40s 16
50s 13
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from lumbar radiculopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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