Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment London

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 10% of the population. RLS patients tend to have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs during periods of inactivity, mostly at night time. The urge to move is typically followed by uncomfortable or painful sensations in the legs, making it difficult for patients with RLS to sleep and impacting their overall health. Dementech Neurosciences diagnoses and effectively treats patients with RLS, helping them to retain a better quality of life.

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis Ekbom disease (WED), is a common sensorimotor disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to move certain parts of the body, in particular the lower limbs. It can cause unpleasant sensations like crawling or pins and needles in the feet and legs, and sometimes, symptoms can be felt in the arms, too.


The severity of the condition differs from person to person, with some people experiencing mild symptoms only occasionally, whilst others have severe symptoms that regularly disrupt their everyday lives.


Restless leg syndrome is poorly recognised in the UK and is widely misdiagnosed. Treatment is often inadequate leading to poor sleep and its consequences. Over 1 million people may suffer from RLS in the UK and at least in 1/3 the condition is severe needing specialist treatment and pathways. At Dementech Neurosciences, we facilitate a multifaceted approach to treating RLS, focusing on early diagnosis and early intervention treatment with our specialists.

Restless Leg Syndrome Diagnosis & Treatment at Dementech

There isn’t one specific restless leg syndrom test that can be carried out to confirm if you have restless leg syndrome, but a series of tests and questions can be performed and asked in order to make the right diagnosis.

At Dementech Neurosciences, our specialist RLS doctors will assess the description of your symptoms, focusing on:


  1. The frequency and severity of the symptoms
  2. When your symptoms usually occur
  3. Whether pressure or movement relieves the sensations
  4. If the symptoms subside in the early morning
  5. The effect these symptoms have on your quality of sleep


Additional tests offered (if required) include:

  1. Polysomnography in a sleep laboratory skilled in RLS management
  2. Nerve conduction studies
  3. Management of generalised anxiety state (often co-existing with RLS)
  4. Pain management if painful variant of RLS
  5. Polysomnography in a sleep laboratory skilled in RLS management
  6. Nerve conduction studies if required
  7. Management of generalised anxiety state (often co existing with RLS)
  8. Pain management if painful variant of RLS


All patients referred for management of RLS at Dementech Neurosciences receive a specific pathway-driven management plan.


This includes:

  1. Pre assessment with health questionnaire
  2. RLS severity scale assessment
  3. RLS nonmotor symptoms assessment
  4. Anxiety and depression assessment


We offer a range of combined therapies to treat RLS, including medications like dopamine agonists, sleep medications, painkillers, and lifestyle changes. Book a consultation with Dementech today to get a restless leg syndrome test and understand what is causing this condition and how to treat it.

Choosing a Private Neurologist

There are several reasons why you may choose to go with a private neurologist for your RLS treatment, some of which we discuss below:

Leading RLS Treatment Specialists

Dementech Neurosciences is home to the leading RLS specialists in Europe, meaning our patients have access to the leading private neurologist for RLS in the country.


Professor K Ray Chaudhuri recognized the need for specialised management of RLS, and with Eileen Gill, formed RLS:UK in late 1990’s. This developed into a charity called RLS:UK / Ekbom Syndrome Association Society later in 2010.


Professor Chaudhuri has written two textbooks on RLS including the first textbook on RLS with Professors Per Odin and Warren Olanow. He has contributed to several European RLS initiatives as well as being part of the American Academy of Neurology Task force on RLS which published their new guidelines on treatment of RLS in the Neurology journal.


He is also the author of a GP guideline for RLS adopted by RLS:UK. In 2016 he was awarded the Andrew Wilson Prize for services to people with RLS in the UK by RLS: UK.


Cutting-edge treatment and diagnostics for Restless Leg Syndrome


Under Professor Chaudhuri and his team, you will receive the very best treatment and access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technology.


No long waiting lists


You don’t have to wait for weeks for referrals to specialists, and your test results will be available within 48 hours. You will receive a quick and accurate diagnosis and ongoing support and advice to help you.


Flexible appointments to suit you


We offer our patients same-week consultations and testing in almost all cases. We also provide video consultations to those who are unable to make it into the clinic.

Why Choose Dementech For Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment?

  1. Home to the UK’s leading RLS specialist, Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, and his expert team
  2. Ability to quickly and effectively diagnose RLS and begin early intervention treatment
  3. Prices Starting at £485
  4. Dedicated Patient Advisors and bespoke treatment plans for every patient
  5. Rapid and advanced testing facilities
  6. Ongoing support for patients and their families

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    Discover More About Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition that manifests primarily through compelling sensations in the legs, urging individuals to move their legs, often occurring during rest or inactivity. These sensations can range from mild discomfort to severe distress and can significantly affect daily life and sleep quality. This article explores the symptoms, their variability, and the challenges faced by those living with RLS.

    The hallmark symptom of RLS is the irresistible urge to move the legs, accompanied by a diverse range of uncomfortable sensations. Individuals with RLS often describe these sensations as tremors, spasms, throbbing, creeping, crawling, pulling, tugging, or itching. The severity of these sensations varies among individuals, with some experiencing mild, transient discomfort, while others endure intense and painful symptoms that disrupt their sleep and resting patterns.

    Managing RLS symptoms can be a complex task. Many individuals find temporary relief through movement, leg rubbing, or applying pressure to their legs. Consequently, individuals with RLS may find themselves frequently walking, pacing, or involuntarily shaking their legs, especially during sleep. Extended periods of sitting can also trigger symptoms, making activities like car travel or long flights challenging. This constant struggle with RLS symptoms can lead to sleep deprivation, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and impaired mental performance.

    For individuals with RLS, the experience can vary widely. Some may only encounter symptoms once a week with minimal disruption, while others grapple with severe RLS symptoms more than twice a week, frequently disturbing their sleep and affecting daily life. Additionally, the progression of RLS symptoms tends to worsen over time, depending on individual health factors. Understanding the spectrum of RLS experiences, from occasional mild symptoms to frequent and severe disruptions, is essential for both individuals living with RLS and those who care for them.


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    Patient Success Stories

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    Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for RLS

    At Dementech Neurosciences, our commitment to diagnosing Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) sets us apart as leaders in the field. We understand that accuracy is paramount when it comes to identifying RLS. Leveraging advanced diagnostic tools and cutting-edge technology, our approach ensures a fast and precise diagnosis.

    Diagnosing Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) involves a series of tests and questions aimed at achieving an accurate diagnosis. At Dementech Neurosciences, our specialist RLS doctors employ a meticulous approach to assess your symptoms. They focus on various aspects, including the frequency and severity of your symptoms, when they typically occur, whether pressure or movement provides relief, and if the symptoms tend to subside in the early morning. This thorough evaluation ensures that no detail is overlooked during the diagnostic process.

    In some cases, additional diagnostic tests may be necessary to further understand and manage RLS effectively. These tests can include polysomnography in a sleep laboratory that specializes in RLS management, nerve conduction studies, and assessments for co-existing conditions like generalized anxiety and painful variants of RLS. Dementech Neurosciences is equipped to provide these comprehensive diagnostic services to ensure a holistic understanding of your RLS condition.

    At Dementech Neurosciences, we believe in offering tailored and effective solutions for RLS management. All patients referred for RLS management receive a specific pathway-driven management plan. This plan includes pre-assessment with a health questionnaire, assessments of RLS severity and nonmotor symptoms, as well as evaluations for anxiety and depression. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized treatment approach that addresses the unique aspects of your RLS condition. Whether it involves medication, sleep therapy, pain management, or lifestyle changes, our specialists are dedicated to helping you find relief from RLS symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Schedule a consultation with Dementech today to begin your journey towards understanding and effectively managing Restless Leg Syndrome.

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    A pleasure to have the expertise, vision & support of Dementech, most especially the care and trust of Dr. D’Anna, Anca and the team!

    Meet Our Specialists

    London is home to a distinguished group of leading specialists in RLS, who enjoy global recognition for their expertise in this field. These specialists are at the forefront of pioneering research, diagnosis, and treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of patients. Their extensive clinical experience, coupled with access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and resources here at Dementech, enables them to deliver comprehensive care and innovative therapies tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Whether it’s advancing our understanding of RLS through groundbreaking research or providing personalised treatment plans that improve the quality of life for patients, London’s Neurological specialists are renowned for their dedication to tackling this intricate neurological condition.

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    At our core, we are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life and overall well-being by delivering the highest standard of care. Recognising the need for a private centre that offers a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, we’ve embarked on a mission to transform the lives of individuals facing neurological disorders.


    Our commitment to this mission is fueled by the integration of cutting-edge technologies and advanced diagnostic methods, some of which are considered the best in the world. Although many of the neurological disorders we specialise in remain incurable, our focus on medication and other therapeutic modalities can effectively slow down disease progression and bring about substantial improvements in the patient’s quality of life.

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