Restless Leg: What is this Syndrome?
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is not your typical leg pain. RLS is characterized by a persistent feeling of discomfort in your legs that is only relieved when you are moving. Most people experience RLS at night, when sitting down or going to bed. Although it is not life-threatening, RLS can be extremely disruptive. The compulsion to move disrupts your sleep and symptoms sometimes extend beyond the legs, to your feet and even arms.
Chiropractic Care for RLS
Although you can use prescriptions drugs to treat RLS, the medicine tends to lose it effectiveness over time without resolving the problem. Chiropractic adjustment is an alternative method of fighting RLS, where Dr. Olson can manipulate the spine to correct vertebral misalignments. Through a series of sessions, in combination with exercise at home, meditation to reduce stress, eliminating caffeine, and developing a consistent sleep routine, you can manage the symptoms of Restless Leg.
What Are the Symptoms?
Restless Leg sensations are experienced in a variety of ways: burning, itching, or outright leg pain. RLS is different from sciatica, which is acute pain typically affecting only one leg due to the compression of a nerve root in your lower spine. Those suffering from RLS, however, agree that the most challenging symptom is the absolute need to move their legs to relieve the discomfort. Do not be afraid to seek treatment for RLS; the condition is recurring, impairs your sleep, and stands to negatively impact your overall health.
What Causes RLS?
The medical community is undecided about what causes RLS. Some research suggests that the condition is brought on by a dopamine imbalance. There is a genetic factor, with RLS affecting members of the same family. Hormones are another factor, and some women experience RLS only during pregnancy. RLS can affect anyone regardless of age.
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