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Restless leg syndrom

mp12mmp12 Posts: 1
edited 11/22/2014 - 9:22 PM in New Member Introductions
I am a new member here and I will appreciate any reply or guidance in my problem.
I have a severe restless leg problem which does not let me sleep all night. I have lost my day and night cycle.
I also have problem with my left knee. When I walk, my left knee does not bend, nor can i pick up my left foot and i drag my leg to walk.
Much time wasted in therapy with no results. Initially I consulted an Orthopedic but he sent me to Neurologist when I was diagnosed for Parkinson's, based on my other problems. No medications help give me relief in walking problem.
Recently, I went for second opinion and found that it could be multiple system atrophy but no suggestion for my walking problem except therapy which i tried a lot.

Anyone who has known about such problem and / or remedy ?
Thank you


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Mine was caused by an exploding disc. You can see it in my MRI pic. It was a spontaneous event and I felt like I had a stroke. My left leg did all of the work while I prayed for my right leg to be removed.
    Now I can walk. 6 months later. Mostly with a cane. But I'm leaning on it less and less.
    I have 25 percent atrophy in my right leg due to nerve damage. I worked with a physiotherapist and gait specialist to learn and strengthen and bring back walking motion. She was hard to find. The hospital doesn't typically refer out physio.. But I was threatened with an AFO brace and those doctors and physio (hospital physio) referred me as I thought to ask. It's worth it. The other physio just sat me on various machines and gave me exercise without checking to see if I was doing then correctly. They were a scam. .Not all physio is created equally.
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