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hello doctor i have been feeling weak legs, numbness and

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: hello doctor

i have been feeling weak legs, numbness and tingling sensation in my legs since last night and i was not able to sleep because of this unusal symptom. numbness is mostly in my ankle and calf and when i sit i can feel weakness in my inner thighs clearly.
I had a long day yesterday at office and was sitting almost the whole day with only few minutes of gap in between. could this be the reason?

i tried few back exercise and leg exercise but i do not have any relief.

i do not have any obvious back ache symptoms.

can you please suggest if any tests or treatment is required if the condition is serious?

Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Visit an orthopedic surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The symptoms seem to be starting from lower back. There seems to be some nerve block at L1 and L2 vertebra.

I will suggest you to avoid prolonged sitting.

Visit an orthopedic surgeon today itself to confirmation of diagnosis and further management. He may order spinal X ray and MRI as per physical examination findings of your back and legs.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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