The Hidden Mystery Behind Restless Leg Syndrome
By Dr. George Bobbitt
What is it?
The most distinctive or unusual aspect of the condition is that lying down and trying to relax activates the symptoms. Most people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Left untreated, the condition causes exhaustion and daytime fatigue. Many people with RLS report that their job, personal relations, and activities of daily living are strongly affected as a result of their sleep deprivation. They are often unable to concentrate, have impaired memory, or fail to accomplish daily tasks. It also can make traveling difficult and can cause depression.
It appears that this condition has baffled many as to how to fix it. It has been described as a "Mystery."
Anytime there is a "Mystery", one must investigate and be on the lookout for the real cause. I did not know that so many people are suffering with this condition without a solution. The options, for the most part, have been medicine. This medicine is known to cause more side effects than benefits.
For over 15 years, I have been treating this disorder with amazing success. Our success has come through evaluating functional and nutritional deficiencies of the nervous and musculoskeletal system.
Our research points to three specific solutions to Restless Legs Syndrome:
Handling the nutritional deficiencies related to this disorder,
Resolving any physical stress-related factors affecting your health, and
Removing any physical pressure on the nerves involved.
From a nutritional standpoint, if deficient in iron, iron supplementation, B-complex, Vitamin E, L-tryptophan, magnesium and calcium provide considerable help. Decreasing tobacco, alcohol and caffeine have provided tremendous benefit.
Nutritional cleansing increases the minerals your body needs while also removing toxic chemicals. Besides the obvious benefit of removing toxins from the body to resolve RLS, another major benefit of the program we recommend is that it can cause rapid weight loss if needed.
Since RLS runs high in diabetics, and weight loss helps reduce diabetes, we recommend losing weight to many patients.
The next factor related to RLS is stress. Stress is not simply a mental problem. It directly affects hormones released by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands secrete hormones that affect the heart, digestion, weight, the balance of hormones, and also, your sleep.
There are many factors that can reduce stress on the adrenal glands. You should first try reducing your sugar and caffeine intake to see the effects this might have on your RLS. There are also specific vitamins and minerals you should take if the adrenal glands are found to be weak.
The final solution involves a thorough evaluation to determine if there has been any direct trauma to the nerves that go down the legs from the lower back. It has been found that there is a connection in RLS patients with low back pain, spinal cord injury, and nerve problems. Treatment to remove the damage to the nerves helped relieve RLS.
It has been found that spinal misalignments causing pressure on the nerves related to RLS can be relieved and corrected through Chiropractic care.
In closing, I leave you with this thought – "Look, Don’t Think." The answer to many problems is not in thinking of what is wrong but in the looking at what is not functioning correctly. We are masters of discovering what is functioning correctly and what needs attention.