This can have several causes:
1) Lower back nerves extend into the legs, so if the lower back nerves are compressed, the legs can feel restless, because the nerves impulses will run irregularly through the legs.
Remedies:Yoga stretches / massage / physical therapy.
2) Nutritional deficiencies in calcium and magnesium can cause restless legs, because magnesium is for relaxation of nerves and muscles, whereas calcium is for contraction of nerves and muscles.
Therefore, any imbalance in these two minerals, can cause improper contract-relax patterns – anything from restless legs to cramping to twitching.
Remedies: 1,000 mg calcium citrate, and 500 mg magnesium glycinate per day. These are the most absorbed forms of calcium and magnesium.
3) Long term medication can cause the above nutritional deficiencies, and many other nutritional deficits, as the drugs leech vitamins and minerals from your body, in order to be absorbed.
Remedies: Take a full spectrum multivitamin and multi-mineral supplement daily, of the highest mg doses you can find, plus the above calcium and magnesium dose.
4) Remedies using Essential Oils:
12 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
12 drops Ginger Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into 4 oz Almond Body Butter.
Stir thoroughly, for several minutes.
Apply to affected areas, 2 or 3 times per day, including the lower back areas.
If you prefer, use our ready-made Lavender Body Butter,
or our ready-made Chamomile Body Butter.