Epidural lipomatosis

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What is epidural lipomatosis?

An epidural lipomatosis is characterized as a growth of fatty tissue within the epidural space of the spine, or the outermost part of the spinal canal. The extra fatty tissue creates a narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of nerve structure.

Common symptoms reported by people with epidural lipomatosis

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 epidural lipomatosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 2
30s 9
40s 12
50s 15
60s 8
70+ 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 35

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