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Chiropractic Care for Restless Leg Syndrome

woman on bed with leg painFor more than 10% of the world’s population, restless leg syndrome, also known as RLS, is an all too common occurrence.

In a person dealing with RLS, the biggest symptom is feeling the need to continuously move the legs due to sensations that may be painful or uncomfortable—some report tingling, itchiness, numbness, or the feeling of insects crawling on the skin.

As you can imagine, it can become disruptive to daily life—and even sleep.

What Causes RLS?

While the cause has yet to be precisely pinpointed, most recognize that RLS is connected to nervous system imbalance. This is why chiropractic care can offer help, as it’s designed to remove any disturbances happening within your spine and nervous system.

One theory is that RLS is caused by ‘mixed signals’ being sent to the brain by nerves. Essentially, the nerves are confused, and firing when they shouldn’t be.

woman holding ankle and leg in pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Because RLS has to do with the nerves in your leg sending mixed or false signals through the spine and to the brain, a series of chiropractic adjustments can help repair proper nerve function.

Because RLS is also classified as a sleep disorder as it can affect a person’s slumber, focused chiropractic adjustments may also help you get more Z’s at night. We can also make recommendations to your current sleep habits, recommend proper sleeping posture, and discuss other modalities to help you sleep more comfortably.

In addition to chiropractic care, things like massage, eating a healthy diet and exercise can all help manage RLS.

Learn More Today

If you struggle with restless leg syndrome and haven’t found something that works for you, we’d love to speak with you about how chiropractic care may be able to help. Contact our team today to get an appointment scheduled—we can’t wait to help you achieve your goals in health, naturally.

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Chiropractic Care for Restless Leg Syndrome in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton SC | (843) 681-7777