Restless leg syndrome linked to physical function says the Huffington Post. Did they finally read Dr. C’s book Cheating Mother Nature?

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Restless leg syndrome linked to physical function says the Huffington Post. Did they finally read Dr. C’s book Cheating Mother Nature?

The Huffington Post recently posted an article regarding restless leg syndrome and the link to physical ailments. The book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain contains a chapter devoted to the problem of sacroiliac dysfunction and why it causes the effect of restless legs.

In their report, they noted that people who experience restless leg syndrome are likely to”experience problems with daily physical tasks, such as climbing stairs, lifting groceries, and walking relatively short distances. ” People who have restless leg syndrome have these difficulties because their core (the midsection of the body) is distorted. When the core is distorted, the person loses leverage causing the legs to work harder. The result is very tight legs. back pain and legs that never feel like they are in the right place. You can read more about the condition here. 

Chiropractors are a natural choice to resolve or improve restless legs, as this is usually a mechanical condition requiring a holistic approach to your body mechanics, the cause of restless legs. The solution is often as simple as properly diagnosing the mechanism behind why you are uncomfortable.  This requires a holistic evaluation and history of your problem.   Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat these conditions which often present differently in different individuals.  One size fits all approaches to care are inappropriate for resolving restless legs.   As our body mechanics are unique to us, each person should have their treatment customized to their unique needs.

Check out the Huffington Post article below

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked With Physical Functioning Problems

Men with restless legs syndrome could also be more likely to experience problems with daily physical tasks, such as climbing stairs, lifting groceries, and walking relatively short distances, according to a new study.

Restless legs syndrome is a condition where a person feels unpleasant sensations — such as throbbing or pulling — in the legs, and an urge to move the legs, primarily during nighttime when lying down and/or relaxing.

The study, published in the journal Neurology and conducted by researchers at Harvard and Peking Union Medical College, involved 12,556 men who were part of the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. They were between ages 40 and 75 at the start of the study and were followed for six years. Researchers asked the participants about symptoms of restless legs syndrome, as well as their physical functioning.

The men who reported restless legs syndrome symptoms at the start of the study had lower scores in the questionnaire assessing physical functioning six years later, researchers found, even after taking into account factors such as age, obesity, and smoking status.

“Interestingly, the strength of association between severe RLS [restless legs syndrome] symptoms and loss of PF [physical function] observed in this study is in a similar order of magnitude to five years of aging and to modifiable risk factors such as overweight, smoking, hypertension, and other common diseases like depression,” researchers wrote in the study.

In a related editorial written by experts from the Boston University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, it was pointed out that restless legs syndrome affects anywhere from 3.9 to 14.3 percent of the population.

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