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Restless Leg Syndrome in Miami, FL

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as restless leg syndrome. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Do you often experience the urge to move your legs or constantly shake them? If so, you could be experiencing restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome is primarily a nervous system disorder that can also interfere with sleep. Restless leg syndrome affects men and women of all ages.

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome may be caused by the following:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and kidney failure
  • Iron deficiencies

What Are the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome?

Symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome include an irresistible urge to shake or move your legs and uncomfortable sensations in the legs such as itchiness, crawling, and pricking needles. The symptoms may be most acute while sitting or lying down, at nighttime, and during sleep.

How Is Restless Leg Syndrome Diagnosed and Treated at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute?

Unlike most other diseases or syndromes, restless leg syndrome does not have a specific medical or clinical test for diagnosis. Instead, the condition is diagnosed by ruling out other possible causes of your discomfort. Doctors review your medical history and order basic blood and other tests. We also check for medication or other possible reasons you could be experiencing shaking and uncomfortable sensations in your legs before proceeding with treatment.

The treatment for restless leg syndrome is determined by the severity of the symptoms you exhibit. If you show only mild symptoms, your doctor may recommend getting more exercise to enjoy better sleep. For more severe symptoms, medication may be prescribed to help improve your sleep cycle. Your doctor will also look for other underlying conditions that can cause restless leg syndrome such as iron deficiencies and treat them first.

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