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June 18, 2013

Restless legs keep you up all night? That's miserable! Your Augusta chiropractor may be the one to help. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares new research that points to another possible etiology: cervical spinal cord ischemia. (1) Chiropractic may help that!

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

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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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractor to see how chiropractic care may benefit you and RELAX your restless leg syndrome enough for you to sleep. Contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today.

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