Lumbosacral radiculopathy

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What is lumbosacral radiculopathy?

Lumbosacral radiculopathy results from inflammation and/or impingement of the nerve roots in the area of the lumbar and sacral vertebrae region, frequently referred to as L5-S1 radiculopathy indicating that the 5th lumbar nerve root and the 1st sacral nerve root are affected.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbosacral 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 lumbosacral radiculopathy

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

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) lumbosacral radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) lumbosacral radiculopathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue hot and cold flashes 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bad taste in mouth blurry vision 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3) lumbosacral radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog decreased appetite 10 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3) lumbosacral radiculopathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood cutting (self injury) 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sedation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite tiredness increased 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction to patch adhesive sedation
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 14
40s 45
50s 65
60s 29
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 33
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 98
Not Diagnosed 2

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