Nerve Surgery for Restless Leg Syndrome

If you have pain from restless leg surgery that’s so far been treated unsuccessfully, talk to Dr. Aguila and the team to see if nerve surgery could help offer a long-term solution.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort. It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily.
People typically describe restless legs syndrome symptoms as abnormal, unpleasant sensations in their legs or feet, usually on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the sensations affect the arms.
RLS is not clearly understood, and available treatments target symptoms rather than the underlying cause. For two-thirds of patients with RLS, the disorder is idiopathic, with an onset before age 45 and a genetic component. RLS is often comorbid with peripheral neuropathy, with incidence ranging from 5.2% to 54%.

Some research has theorized that the restlessness and uncontrolled movement is a result of irritation of the sensory nerves of the legs due to compression, leading to neuropathy of those nerves, and that the movement is the involuntary response to the chronic, low-grade irritation of the nerves in question. Surgical decompression of the common and superficial peroneal nerves is a common treatment for peripheral neuropathy, and is often helpful in the treatment of RLS that arises from the neuropathy. Dr. Aguila offers this surgery for patients with RLS. His patients experience improved RLS symptoms as a result of the surgical decompression.

The Aguila Team Can Help

Dr. Demetrio Aguila and his team may be able to help. Call us at 1-402-370-9515 or fill out the form on this page to set up a consultation to determine your options.

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