Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS is a disorder of the central nervous system. RLS causes a person to feel strong sensations that require them to move their legs. Because restless leg syndrome often interferes with the ability to sleep, it can lead to insomnia and is therefore commonly classified as a sleep disorder.
Restless leg syndrome occurs most frequently in middle-aged and older adults. Women suffer from restless leg syndrome more frequently than men.
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we’ve been helping patients with restless leg syndrome for over 20 years. Our safe and effective chiropractic care is focused on correcting problems related to the central nervous system including the nerve disorder restless leg syndrome.
Please contact by calling (513) 561-2273 to schedule an appointment at any one of our three greater Cincinnati area chiropractic clinic locations.
We may be able to help you resolve your restless leg syndrome and get a good night’s sleep.
Restless leg syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs which lead to an irresistible urge to move the legs. The sensations typically occur between the knees and the ankles. They may last for an hour or longer and are described in many ways including:
The symptoms of restless leg syndrome usually get worse when a person lies down in bed or sits for an extended period of time. When felt, the symptoms compel a person to move their legs or stand up and walk around. Because the symptoms intensify during periods of normal rest, people suffering from restless leg syndrome deal with insomnia and increased stress levels from sleep deprivation.
Why We May Be Able To Help You
Chiropractic health care focuses on the health of the body’s central nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to identify and treat problems with the nerves of the human body.
When your central nervous system is healthy, you will be free from pain and disorders like restless leg syndrome. The best feature about chiropractic care is that it does not use prescription drugs or surgery to treat health care problems. Chiropractic care removes subluxations which impact nerves and inhibit the body’s normal functions and innate ability to heal.
A Patient Tells Her Restless Leg Syndrome Story
I started coming to Baker Chiropractic in October of 2013. I had trouble with my hands – numbness (but not going totally numb) and tingling about three years ago. My family doctor said it was probably Carpel Tunnel since I was not a diabetic. I just took it for that because it only happened at night and not all the time. Then last year in January of 2013 my feet and legs started with the same tingling, numbness, burning…mostly at night.
I started reading up on the causes of Neuropathy. Oh my gosh, I thought I was going to have something really bad wrong with me. I made another appointment with my family doctor and he told me to go see a neurologist, which I did.
They did testing on me finding out that I did not have Carpel Tunnel or nerve damage in my hands, legs or feet. So he said that I might have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and gave me a prescription for a medication that helps people with RLS. He said he didn’t know what was wrong with my hands and that I could get RLS in my hands. Really?! So I started on the medication. I also started doing all kinds of research on what causes Restless Leg Syndrome and neuropathy along with all the different things I could do to help it get better.
I tried everything. I started taking more vitamins. Doctor also said I might have a vitamin B-6 or B-12 deficiency, so I started taking those along with my fish oil and my cholesterol medication (low dose). After about three to four months there was no difference in the way I was feeling.
I now had the tingling, numbness and burning all through the day. I was desperate and thought I was going to have to live like this for the rest of my life. So back to the research. One of my daughter-in laws suggested I should try a chiropractor. I thought what the heck. I’ve tried everything else, but like others was skeptical about a chiropractor.
I started looking for chiropractors close to where I worked so I could go during the day. I was looking at different websites and found Baker Chiropractic and Wellness. I got on their website, got their number and called. I talked to Danielle and she said “Oh yes we can help” and made me an appointment.
Still skeptical, I went to my first appointment. They did x-rays of my back and neck. Then, I had a consultation with Dr. Baker. Boy was I a mess…..worse than what I could have ever imagined. He said, “Harvy I can help you, it took you a long time to get this way and it will take awhile to get things back in place”. I had pinched nerves in my upper back that caused tingling in my hands. My back was really bad and he said that was the problem with my feet and hands. It all had to do with my nerves!
My husband and I went to the presentation that he gives all new patients and he explained how everything is connected to your spinal cord and nerves and what everything does. WOW, what an eye opener!
Well, I started my first appointment (adjustment) the next week. Dr. Baker had wanted me to come three times a week to start, but I could only come two days a week. By my third adjustment, the tingling and numbness in my hands was almost gone. Now they hardly bother me. Awesome!
Everyone at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness is so nice and helpful, they are wonderful. Both Dr. Patrick and Dr. Paul are always asking how you are doing and really care about you and what you are feeling. You can really tell they care and will try to do everything to make things better. They listen and take the time to answer your questions or concerns and offer suggestions on things to do. They encourage you and explain why this or that might be happening.
My legs and feet are much better than before. There are some days (several days) when they don’t bother me at all. I still have my days with the left side of my leg and feet, but nothing like before…Awesome!
They definitely have a gift from God … Healing in their hands. Thank you so much Dr. Patrick, Dr. Paul and everyone at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness for helping me feel better again.
– Harvy T.
Resolve Your RLS
Stop battling restless leg syndrome, its impact on how you sleep and your quality of life. Please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment here on our website.