Chiropractic Care for Restless Leg Syndrome

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Chiropractic Care for Restless Leg Syndrome

Itchy Twitchy Legs?

Restless leg syndrome also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease affects 7 to 10% of the US population. It’s a neurological condition according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

The symptoms may vary from person to person but for the most part sufferers experience agitating sensations in their legs that prevent them from sleeping. It may present as a tickling sensation, itching, crawling, or your legs physically twitching and kicking. Getting up and walking around helps, but that certainly doesn’t get you the sleep that you need.

Symptoms common in restless leg syndrome can include sensations of aching, gnawing, burning, or cramping from the knee below and in most cases, it can also be painful.

Those who suffer severely from it cannot deal with having a blanket draped over their legs at night. Symptoms tend to occur when a person is relaxing or has been sitting for a long while.

The severity and length of pain becomes stronger and longer as a person ages. It is also important to make it clear that restless leg syndrome is not leg cramps. Leg cramps include a knotting of the muscles and they do not have the same causes.

Seeking Chiropractic Care

As this condition is caused by a dysfunction of the nervous system, and that is why chiropractic care is an excellent choice to help in correction of the problem.

 

Nerves that don’t function properly also prevent normal functioning of the areas they lead to and many nerves exiting from the lower spine control leg muscles. Your chiropractor can help relieve irritation in these nerves. This relaxes the muscles and ensures proper electric impulse nerve flow which successfully helps treat the restless leg syndrome.

 

If you have restless legs and are in the Fort Myers, Florida area give the office of Kaster Chiropractic and Associates a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more.

 

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