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    What could be the cause of my aching legs and thighs?

    Hi have aching legs and thighs and have had for many years now. I have long periods where it goes and then comes back again and gets worse. I currently also have lower back pain also and wonder if its related.

    I hear about restless leg syndrome but not sure if this is what it is as the pain goes right up to the top of my thigh. Anti inflamatory drugs help but i dont take often. I am hoping its not too series … I have no discomfort when i walk or lie down but a lot when I sit.
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    low force chiropractor for 27 years experienced in SOT AK diversified activator proficient and Neural organizaiton techniqu proficient. seminars given in perth auckland and sydney … View Profile

    Restless legs, sciatica and back pain are often associated with a low back spinal subluxation pelvic instability and lack of magnesium and calcium. it is advisable to consult your Chiropractor for an adjustment and a Naturopath for your dietary requirements this should help you manage your symptoms and get to the root cause of the problem. dr julie russell clark dc

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    Matthew Hodgson has over 20 years of experience and specialises in correcting the underlying cause of peoples problems. He uses advanced diagnostic techniques and leading-edge … View Profile


    The symptoms you describe can be a number of problems. From the brief description you have given it does not seem to be restless legs. You need to be examined to determine exactly what is causing your problems. The main problems that need to be ruled out are a intervertebral disc problem, a facet or sacroiliac problem causing referred pain to the legs. Spinal pain lasting more than 3 months has an 80% chance of recurring if not addressed properly so I would seek some professional opinions as soon as possible, dont just ignore it.

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    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    As Dr Hodgson mentioned, the liklihood or recurrence will most probably be upwards of 80%. It is of the upmost importance that you see a professional on the issue and have the appropriate examination and investigations to get to the bottom of this.

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    Sharon Hespe


    I am a degree qualified naturopath that specialises in the detection and treatment of food intolerances in both children and adults. View Profile

    It is important to get to the source of the problem, you may however like to try a quality magnesium supplement in the meantime to treat the symptoms

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