Restless legs making it difficult to sleep? That's miserable! Your
Sandy Springs chiropractor may be the one to help. Cross Chiropractic Center shares new research that points to another possible etiology: cervical spinal cord
ischemia. (1) Chiropractic may help that!
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder. If often forces its sufferers to move their legs due to extremely irritating sensations like pulling, creeping or throbbing. Restless leg sufferers get this irresistible urge to move. (2) Ask any Sandy Springs restless leg syndrome sufferer, and he or she will tell you it is no fun!
Who Gets Restless Leg Syndrome?
As many as 10% of Americans experience restless leg syndrome (2), and 15% of Canadians do at bedtime. (3) So surely in
Sandy Springs there are a few sufferers with RLS. A parent with restless
legs syndrome is noted to have a greater than 70% chance of a child with it.
(4) It seems to be genetic and affects more women than men. (5)
A New Potential Cause
A new research case report shares that restless leg syndrome
may be related to the lack of blood supply, the ischemia, of the cervical
spinal cord! This finding gives support to the thought that restless leg syndrome may be related to the interruption of the spinal cord pathways. (1) Chiropractic care of the cervical spine can work on that!
What to do
See your Sandy Springs chiropractor to see how chiropractic care may benefit you and RELAX your restless leg syndrome enough for you to sleep. Contact Cross Chiropractic Center today.
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