Lumbar disc annular tear

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What is lumbar disc annular tear?

An annular tear occurs when the tough exterior (or the annulus fibrosus) on an intervertebral disc rips or tears. The annulus fibrosus is composed of several layers, each of which can become torn.

Common symptoms reported by people with lumbar disc annular tear

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 disc annular tear

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

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lumbar disc annular tear (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sympathetic nerve blocks)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
lumbar disc annular tear (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lumbar disc annular tear (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sympathetic nerve blocks)
Perceived effectiveness
for lumbar disc annular tear (2 evaluations)
Side effects
numbness in right leg
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
lumbar disc annular tear (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
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 disc annular tear, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lumbar disc annular tear on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 19
40s 27
50s 22
60s 8
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 66

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 62
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from lumbar disc annular tear patients who have completed their condition history
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