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)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8) lumbosacral radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Carpel tunnel wrist brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
lumbosacral radiculopathy (1) pain (1)

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)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog decreased appetite 12 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pain (8) lumbosacral radiculopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in morning weight gain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation decreased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Carpel tunnel wrist brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lumbosacral radiculopathy (1) pain (1)
  • 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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 25 say lumbosacral radiculopathy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 18
40s 47
50s 75
60s 47
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 31
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 38
Female 163

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 115
Not Diagnosed 2

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