Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder related to the nervous system, causing involuntary twitching or movement of one or both of the legs. It is also classified as a sleep disorder because the incessant movement interferes with the sufferer’s ability to sleep, leading to insomnia and elevated stress levels.

Symptoms of RLS are variable and specific to the individual but usually include at least one of the following:

  • Aching to outright pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning/stinging/itching

It has also been described as a creepy-crawly type feeling. Regardless, of how you characterize it, RLS is downright unpleasant. Symptoms are often prevalent during the daytime but become most pronounced when a person lies prostrate, or tries to rest. Because it is a disorder of the nervous system, chiropractic is a particularly effective treatment.  

Muscle twitching is caused by a nervous system signal, whereby motor neurons signal to a particular muscle to contract: muscle builders utilize this signaling to build muscle. Because nerves control this muscle movement, it makes sense that if your muscles are twitching involuntarily, it could be a nervous system malfunction.

We provide the following benefits to RLS sufferers:

  • Chiropractic adjustment to normalize nerve functioning in the lumbo-sacral region, where nerves communicate to the legs.
  • Exercises and stretches that support and balance the pelvic region.
  • Focusing on establishing balance in the lower body.

Do not let structural causes be the reason for your RLS. Call our office in Houston at 713-862-2440 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.