Hi! I've had restless leg syndrome for about 7 years now. I broke my leg three years ago and had to use Vicodin. I discovered that Vicodin not only reduced my pain but relieved the restless leg syndrome completely. I'm ashamed to admit that I continued to use one tablet of Vicodin at night for the past three years until I couldn't get it anymore (don't ask). After one day of not taking the Vicodin my RLS returned. I did not want to take any of the medications for RLS because I have read that they only last for a few years before you build a tolerance. I tried magnesium, iron, vitamin b complex, apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, etc and none of it helped. I finally went to a chiropractor and told him I needed help with RLS. He performed a quick test by asking me to straighten my legs out and put my chin to my chest. He asked if I felt any tightening in my legs. I told him not only did I have tightening in my legs but in my lower back as well. He told me that I should not have any sensation in my legs while putting my chin to my chest. He suspected that I had a bulging disc in my lower back (I had no xrays to show him so it could not be confirmed). I agreed to see him once a week for back adjustments and traction for four weeks. I'm happy to announce that after my third adjustment and traction session, I no longer had any issues with RLS. I'm hoping this is going to rid me of this problem. I'm sure I will have to continue seeing the chiropractor for a while and do the daily stretching exercises he recommended. I hope this helps other people!
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