Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an urge to move them continuously in order to get relief. The disease generally presents with symptoms that are described in the following manner: Burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs. The sensations may be mildto quite painful.

Treatment

For ppatients with severe symptoms, neurologists recommend decreased use of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco and an increased ingestion of iron, folate, and magnesium. Taking a hot bath, massaging the legs, or using a heating pad or ice packmay also be hepful in relieveing symptoms.. In 2005, ropinirole became the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically for the treatment of moderate to severe restless legs syndrome.

Prognosis

There is no cure for RLS and its symptoms may last a lifetime.Symptoms tend to worsen with age though there may be periods of remission or a decrease in symptoms. Nevertheless, current therapies can control the disorder.

Patient Portal

For Existing patients - you have an opportunity to communicate with the healthcare team by logging into the Patient Portal:
- Send a non-emergent message to your doctor (messages will be checked Monday through Friday)
- Relay questions/concerns to our staff
- Request non-narcotic medication refills

Regional Neurological Associates

4256 Bronx Blvd. Suite 5
Bronx, New York 10466
(718) 515-4347

Participating Insurance Plans (varies by M.D.)

NBF1199, Aetna
Affinity
BC/BS Empire
Christian brothers
Cigna, Fidelis
GHI, Health First
Health Republic
HIP, Hudson Health Plan
Magnacare
Medicare
Montefiore IPA
Multi-Plan
Optum BH
Optum Medical
Oxford, UHC
Wellcare