Radiculopathy

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What is 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 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 radiculopathy

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
radiculopathy (2)

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

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood feeling hot/overheating 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1) radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1) radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
radiculopathy (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 13
40s 61
50s 59
60s 28
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 24
40-49 years 20
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 34
Female 141

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 106
Not Diagnosed 7

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