Archive for the ‘Diagnosis’ Category

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Tethered Cord in EDS: A Patient Guide to Symptoms, Diagnostics, Treatments, and Risks

Posted on January 22, 2024

Understanding Tethered Cord Syndrome and Occult Tethered Cord in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Also see the simplified version of this article) Unravelling the tethered cord has proven to be an elusive topic. Basically, there is not a great deal of credible insight or medical research available on it. To start simply, we begin with basic anatomy and […]

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Unraveling Tethered Cord for EDS Patients (simplified version)

Posted on January 13, 2024

Special thanks to EDS medical provider Pradeep Chopra, MD for reviewing this article curated by our media team. Learn more from his expertise in his video webinar on EDS Pain Management (discussion on tethered cord at the 1:13 mark).   Intro: Hope for Tethered Cord Syndrome Patients Tethered Cord Syndrome (TCS) is a common condition found […]

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A New EDS Clinic Coming to a Town Near You (Via Telehealth)

Posted on January 1, 2024

Chronic Pain Partners is excited to speak with David Jameson Harris, a former McKinsey consultant, about his latest project, a new Ehlers-Danlos syndrome clinic, hopefully offering access to expert EDS care in several states starting in February 2024. CPP’s Karina Sturm spoke with David Jameson Harris about his new EDS clinic, his goals, and how […]

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Gut Check: Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease, or Mast Cell Reaction?

Posted on August 22, 2023

It is challenging to find the source of our gut problems, so many of us have related to hypermobility. The volunteer media team at Chronic Pain Partners tried to tackle the basics so our readers could have a brief introduction to the variances and testing available for different diagnoses of these often ‘gut-wrenching’ illnesses.  Note: We […]

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The First Steps of Medicine: Unraveling S.O.A.P. Notes from a First-Year Medical Student

Posted on June 22, 2023

Many of us can often feel like we are ‘professional patients’ managing our care as a seemingly never-ending full-time job of its own. But for a moment, try picturing yourself as a first-year medical student. What tactics can you imagine you might need to learn to keep the volumes of scientific and medical data organized […]

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Advocate Nthabeleng Ramoeli on her EDS journey, EDS care in Lesotho, and why she established an NGO to help all rare disease patients

Posted on December 23, 2022

For our January newsletter, journalist Karina Sturm spoke with rare disease advocate Nthabeleng Ramoeli. Ramoeli was born in Lesotho, a country encircled by South Africa, and lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and many other comorbid conditions. The young woman relentlessly fights for improved access to health care for rare disease patients in her home country and […]

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Cassandra Campbell on finding acceptance as a person with EDS

Posted on July 19, 2022

For our August newsletter, the Chronic Pain Partners media team interviewed a group of people to highlight the diversity of our community and emphasize the challenges that arise when a person belongs to more than one minority. In this interview, writer Beth Miller speaks with Cassandra Campbell, a coach, author and EDS advocate. Campbell shares […]

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Diagnosed prevalence of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorder in Wales, UK .. (1 in 500): a national electronic cohort study and case–control comparison

Posted on November 14, 2020

Authors Joanne C Demmler1,                                     Mark D Atkinson1,  Emma J Reinhold2,  Ernest Choy3,  Ronan A Lyons1,  Sinead T Brophy1 Author affiliations Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, UK Royal College of General Practitioners, London, UK School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK Correspondence […]

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