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Restless Legs Syndrome

Stretching out in your bed at night should be a relaxing, restful experience. A range of symptoms can affect your legs as you try to fall asleep. These painful or uncomfortable symptoms can interrupt your sleep. Many patients develop insomnia because their restless legs keep them up all night. The National Institute of Health reports that up to 10% of the population may be affected by this issue. General physicians often misdiagnose this disorder, which can be linked to other neuropathy symptoms in many cases.

If you have any of the above described symptoms call today to talk to one of our medical team members and schedule your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome?

  • Both children and adults can experience discomfort like:
  • Pain or general discomfort in the legs when lying down or sitting.
  • Strong urges to move the limbs and relief of pain during movement.
  • Trouble sitting for long periods of time to watch movies or to ride a plane.
  • Freedom from pain or movement in the very early hours of the morning.
  • Uncontrollable twitching, muscle spasms or tingling.
  • Exhaustion and impairment due to the inability to get enough restful sleep each night.
  • Sensations of crawling insects, burning, pulling, throbbing, itching or gnawing while trying to sleep.

What causes this disorder?

Most cases of RLS have no discernible cause. However, this condition can develop as part of a larger problem known as neuropathy. Nerve damage can trigger the stabbing pains or rapid spasms in the legs. Many people reporting RLS already have conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, depression being treated with medications to boost serotonin or alcoholism. Pregnancy is another common cause. Any injury or condition that could compress or damage one of the major nerves running to the legs could trigger the start of restlessness.

How can I reduce my symptoms?

At Advanced Health and Rehabilitation Center, we create complete treatment plans that involve multiple levels of care. You will receive custom suggestions on diet and exercise changes to reduce tension and pain in the legs. Many patients are amazed at how their symptoms go away when they drop caffeine from their diet or add supplements to solve a deficiency. Numbness through the trunk and limbs can be resolved with a combination Infrared Laser Therapy, Minor Medical Procedures, Massage Therapy, Vibration Therapy, Supports, Chiropractic treatment and other therapies. The unique combination of specialized nerve treatments reduce inflammation around the nerves while restoring blood flow to the damaged nerves allowing for normal sensation to return to the hands and feet.

What are the benefits of conservative treatments like Infrared Laser Therapy?

Other treatments usually consist of medications that have a strong and potentially negative effect on the body. Drugs that boost dopamine or prevent convulsions are used to relieve the discomfort, but both can lose effectiveness over time. They also come with a range of side effects. Your only other option is opioids and other strong painkillers that can be quite addictive. Gentle, hands on treatments offer lower risks and fewer potential side effects.

Advanced Health and Rehabilitation Center Practice has developed a state-of-the-art neuropathy program to help eliminate signs and symptoms of neuropathy. The most comprehensive neuropathy treatment in healthcare is being utilized right here at Advanced Health and Rehabilitation Center!

Our State of the Art Infrared Laser Therapy and unique integrated approach offers the most advanced medical procedures available for neuropathy. This specialized approach for nerve treatments reduces inflammation around the nerves while restoring blood flow to the damaged nerves allowing for normal sensation to return to the hands and feet. Patients are experiencing relief of symptoms that they never thought would be possible. TRULY AMAZING RESULTS!!!

Can I get rid of Restless Leg Syndrome?

For most people, RLS comes and goes throughout their lifetime. It is hard to find a cause and resolve it when most cases arise from non-specific neuropathy. Massage and other treatments work to manage the symptoms and relieve them for short periods of time. However, catching the condition early can prevent nerve damage from developing too extensively in the legs and feet. Our approach is designed with long-term solutions in mind.

If other doctors have shrugged their shoulders when you complain of painful or spasming legs at night, contact Advanced Health and Rehabilitation Center for a free consultation. We may be able to help you enjoy long car rides and evenings in bed once again.