Median arcuate ligament syndrome

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What is median arcuate ligament syndrome?

Median arcuate ligament syndrome is compression of the celiac artery, an artery that originates from the aorta just below the diaphragm. The median arcuate ligament, a part of the diaphragm that connects the diaphragm with the vertebrae is in the lumbar region between the ribs and pelvis.

Common symptoms reported by people with median arcuate ligament syndrome

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 median arcuate ligament syndrome

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

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

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with median arcuate ligament syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with median arcuate ligament syndrome

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

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Perceived effectiveness
for median arcuate ligament syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 6
40s 6
50s 7
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 28

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from median arcuate ligament syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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