restless legs syndrome
he has been taking medications for 10 years.
symptoms are strong at bedtime, and he can sleep after taking them.
his feet feel very uncomfortable. sometimes I get cramping.
symptoms also occur when he is sitting on a train or bus.
he works at a desk and the symptoms occur while he is working.
bending over and stretching calms it down a little, but the symptoms come back soon after.
especially during work meetings, his legs feel restless.
he had given up on this symptom because it had not gone away for many years, but his family recommended that he take it again.
during the interview, i recommended a different approach to treatment, considering that he had been taking medication for 10 years without any improvement in his symptoms.
we performed trigger point therapy on the lower legs to adjust the autonomic nervous system, as well as approaches to the lower back and neck.
neck: semispinalis muscle, splenius muscle, trapezius muscle
lower back: longissimus lumborum muscle, multifidus muscle
lower leg: interosseous membrane, tibialis posterior muscle, gastrocnemius
acupuncture treatment for these trigger points was performed once a week.
1st to 3rd treatment: no change.
4th to 8th treatment: improvement in symptoms. no difficulty in daily life. however, he is still taking medication.
9th to 10th treatment: legs become calmer at work. sometimes the symptoms worsen, but there is a clear improvement. he reduced the medication to half the dosage at his own discretion.
ongoing treatment: ・・・・