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What causes numbness in the legs?

i have been experiencing numbness in both of my legs on a regular basis when sitting for approximately 10 minutes or longer in the same position, i have had 3 major spine surgeries, so i have just assumed that this is a result of the sugeries. it is very painful when i do stand and i have to stand still and wait a couple minutes in order to walk. any thoughts? i am 5 7 and my weight is 127, so i do not have a weight issue, however i do have thyroid disease hypothyroidism and i take synthroid .05mg per day also have several thyroid goiters?? i have sleep apnea as well, so i do not take any narcotics for my spine.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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Hi,

You might have adjacent level disease or failed back syndrome. Please get your MRI done to know the diagnosis. Also, get your vitamin B12 and vitamin D checked.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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What causes numbness in the legs?

Hi, You might have adjacent level disease or failed back syndrome. Please get your MRI done to know the diagnosis. Also, get your vitamin B12 and vitamin D checked. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon