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Cannot sit for a length of time, numbness, weakness, pain and tingling. Had colonoscopy and back injury

I have had three back surgeries, one for stenosis , two fusions. I recently underwent two colonoscopies, the first one had to be stopped because of severe pain and low blood pressure when they upped the pain meds. I do not recall the colonoscopy . The second colonoscopy was done under general anesthesia . I did list my surgeries on the medical information sheet and the fact that I suffer greatly from sciatic pain and numbness. After the stenosis surgery I needed a walker to ambulate for 2 months and a leg brace because of foot drop for 6 months. I now walk and ballroom dance and work as a legal assistant but since the last colonoscopy I cannot sit for any lenght of time, the numbness, weakness, pain and tingling has increased and I am not sure what to do. I am now on an anti-inflamatory drug and have increased Gabapentin but was wondering if there is anything else out there to try. The second colonscopy was in early February.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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it is very sad to notice your suffering as you are passing through very difficult time of your life, I would like to suggest you to go for nerve conduction test and myelography and if required then MRI of spinal cord to detect the exact location of compression or any other pathology. then you can go for physiotherapy and even electro physiotherapy for nerve regeneration and pain management. you should also do sciatica exercise and sciatica stretches.after and all if nothing works then you should think for surgical management because pain will impair your daily life if not treated adequately
wish you all the best.
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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