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This cold patch feeling is termed as paresthesia, which means abnormal sensation. This can be due to;
1) Pinched nerves in the back; an MRI of the lower back and nerve conduction velocity study (NCV) can be helpful, if this sensation persists or does not resolve or recurs.
2) Deficiency of vitamin B12; an estimation of vitamin B12 in the blood can help in the diagnosis.
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Yes. This can be definitely associated with the prolonged sitting. Following back care would help you;
a) Avoid activities which increase the symptoms.
b) Rest intermittently
c) Avoid bending at 90 degrees
d) Pushing and pulling should be avoided till symptoms subsides
f) Avoid prolonged sitting and standing
g) Avoid sitting or sleeping on floor
If overweight reduce the weight.
You can start the following exercises;
1) Straight leg raising: Lie on the bed with your back and remain in a relaxed position. Slowly raise one of your legs upward and keep it as straight as possible. Count up to ten, and slowly bring down the leg. Do the same with the other leg. Repeat this exercise ten times.
2) Curl ups; lie on the back with knees bent, fold arms across the chest, tilt the pelvis to flatten the back, and curl-up lifting the head and shoulders from the bed / couch. Hold for ten seconds, then slowly lower to starting position. As strength builds, aim to complete one sets of ten curls. The exercise should be done twice a day (both the sets).
This is a slide show for the exercises (you can pick up your own set, which suits you);
You can consult following specialists (apart from your GP);
c) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation
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