Restless Leg Syndrome in Bakersfield
Like many sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome can disrupt your ability to sleep through the night, producing a myriad of other adverse effects. At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we offer treatment for this condition to residents living in and around Porterville and Bakersfield, CA.
What is Restless Legs Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome is a condition characterized by an urge to move the legs. This condition typically produces symptoms in the evening, when relaxing by sitting or laying down. Restless legs syndrome has been connected to sleep apnea, which can also interfere with one’s ability to sleep and relax. Bakersfield Sinus Center is proud to offer treatments for restless legs syndrome to help patients find long-lasting relief.
How is Restless Legs Syndrome Diagnosed?
The symptoms of restless legs syndrome are quite unique, so it is not difficult to diagnose it when a patient is experiencing these symptoms. In most cases, our team at Bakersfield Sinus Center is focused on diagnosing the cause of sleep apnea, which is the condition that primarily causes restless legs syndrome and other unwanted symptoms.
When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the source of your restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How is Restless Legs Syndrome Treated?
The treatment of your restless legs syndrome will depend on your diagnosis. In many cases, sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome are both treated with sleep apnea surgery.
If you are experiencing airway obstructions due to polyps, growths or other factors, we may recommend a sleep apnea surgery that can remove them. Growths in the throat are often the primary culprit for sleep apnea, and we specialize in robotic surgery techniques to address these growths safely.
If your sleep apnea is caused by other factors, such as the throat or tongue relaxing during sleep, we may recommend the Inspire implant. This small device is implanted into the body and helps maintain open airways throughout the night, providing you with a safe and healthy sleep.
Can Restless Legs Syndrome Be Completely Cured?
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, our goal is to help you achieve an improved quality of life by providing long-term relief from restless legs syndrome. However, the cause of your restless legs syndrome will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
When sleep apnea surgery is performed, it often produces an immediate and noticeable reduction in restless legs syndrome and related symptoms. However, restless legs syndrome is a condition that develops over time. It may take several weeks or even months for the symptoms of restless legs syndrome to completely resolve. After your treatment, we will monitor your condition and may even recommend additional treatments or services to treat your symptoms as best as possible.
If you are suffering from restless legs syndrome, contact us today. We’ll help you schedule your initial consultation so that you can get started with an effective treatment. Bakersfield Sinus Center welcomes patients from Bakersfield, Porterville, and the nearby areas of California.