Restless legs syndrome can be a debilitating condition that affects a patient’s ability to function and their quality of life. Neuromodulation may represent a potential option for nonpharmacological management of restless legs syndrome. We present 3 patients who have a chronic pain diagnosis and medically refractory restless legs syndrome that warranted neuromodulation. After neuromodulation, all 3 patients had improvement in their restless legs syndrome symptoms and were taking less pain medication, and 2 out of 3 had significantly improved functionality at short-term follow-up. This case series suggests that spinal cord stimulation may be a viable nonpharmacological treatment option for medically refractory restless legs syndrome.
From the *Department of Anesthesiology
†Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine
‡Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Accepted for publication February 20, 2019.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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