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Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

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In brief: Movement Disorder

Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia.
The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system.

In brief: Movement Disorder

Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia.
The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system.
Dr. Donald McCarren
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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Rarely

There are many causes including venous insufficiency as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies - including iron deficiencies.
It is rarely an underlying muscular or neurologic disorder.

In brief: Rarely

There are many causes including venous insufficiency as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies - including iron deficiencies.
It is rarely an underlying muscular or neurologic disorder.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
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In brief: Central Nervous Prob

Though there are many associations of conditions such as iron deficiency, vascular insufficiency, and neuropathy the truth is we are now of the belief more than ever that RLS is primarily a central nervous derangement.
As such it classifies as a form of movement disorder of central origin.

In brief: Central Nervous Prob

Though there are many associations of conditions such as iron deficiency, vascular insufficiency, and neuropathy the truth is we are now of the belief more than ever that RLS is primarily a central nervous derangement.
As such it classifies as a form of movement disorder of central origin.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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