Restless Leg Syndrome in Cedar City, UT

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What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as chronic leg restlessness and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), are sleep-related movement disorders characterized by the overwhelming urge to move legs at rest because of uncomfortable sensations in the legs. These sensations often cause people to frequently reposition their legs to help ease the feelings, hence the term "restless." Our patients often describe the experience as having unexpected urges to move their legs due to the sudden onset of symptoms, such as:

  • Cramps
  • "Pins and needles"
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Aching
  • Throbbing

For some, tingly sensations and the constant need to move one's legs during rest may be an annoyance, but in some cases, it can get so severe that it becomes unbearable. Believed to affect more than one out of ten people, restless leg syndrome is most common in women but can be found in individuals of all ages. RLS and plmd symptoms occur during inactivity mostly in the evening and nighttime hours, disrupting a patient's sleep and daily life. Our medical team at serenity sleep center offers the best care in sleep medicine. Schedule a consultation with our expert team at our Cedar City, UT office today.

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

The exact cause of restless leg syndrome is generally unknown, but genetics are thought to play a significant role. Researchers believe it may be linked to an imbalance of a brain chemical called dopamine, which helps control muscle movement. Other common causes include chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, and peripheral neuropathy. Lifestyle factors, such as drinking alcohol or taking certain medications, can also contribute to RLS. Contact our medical professionals to learn more about any underlying health conditions or medications that may be causing your symptoms.

Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

Board-certified head and neck surgeon Dr. Robert D. Pearson, who also specializes in sleep medicine, will take into consideration many factors as to what is leading to your restless leg and PLMD.

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The best clinic I have experienced in Cedar City. Professional staff. Very kind and easy to talk to. And they listened to every word. Dr Pearson answered all of my questions in easy terms that I easily understood. Never felt rushed. Highly recommend this clinic.

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I've always been treated with respect in and out promptly, and staff always friendly, and The Doc has a great bedside manner and knows his stuff!!!!

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Dr Pearson is a very gentle, kind and extremely knowledgeable Dr. I will be recommending him to all my friends and family.

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Dr. Pearson has been GREAT with my children. He always makes them feel comfortable after seeing him I always feel that my children are in the best care possible.

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Seek Solutions for RLS

Enduring RLS and PLMD can all take a toll on your overall health. Come in for a diagnostic assessment with Dr. Pearson at serenity sleep center in Cedar City, UT. Having restless legs at night while you are trying to sleep is a common health concern for many men and women. What you are experiencing with RLS and PLMD is something millions of people struggle with daily. If you would like answers and solutions, please reach out to our front office for an appointment.

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How can lifestyle changes help with RLS?

Implementing lifestyle changes can contribute to managing RLS symptoms. Regular exercise, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, avoiding excessive caffeine and alcohol intake, and incorporating relaxation techniques into daily life are among the lifestyle modifications that may provide relief.

Can RLS affect sleep?

Yes, RLS can significantly impact sleep, leading to disturbances and insomnia. The symptoms of RLS, particularly the urge to move the legs, tend to intensify during periods of rest or sleep, making it challenging for individuals with RLS to achieve restful and uninterrupted sleep.

Can children have RLS?

Yes, RLS can affect individuals of all ages, including children. Pediatric RLS may present unique characteristics, and it is essential for parents and healthcare providers to be aware of the specific manifestations and appropriate management strategies for children with RLS.

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