Posts Tagged ‘Managing Ehlers-Danlos’

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AI Meets Medicine: Can ChatGPT Unlock Answers to Your Medical Questions?

Posted on March 26, 2023

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) and the hottest new thing in ChatGPT. ChatGPT is growing more rapidly than TikTok – currently averaging a user base of 13 million people every day! Talk about a craze, and it got us thinking. The Chronic Pain Partners media team was curious about […]

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PT Elan Schneider on Neuroplasticity and New Approaches to Treat Chronic Pain

Posted on February 28, 2023

Widespread chronic pain is one of the main symptoms for people with any type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and can be debilitating. At the same time, many common treatment options, particularly with pain medication, lead to side effects. But what if we could reduce our pain without any negative consequences? Chronic Pain Partners’ Editor-in-Chief Karina Sturm […]

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Book Review: The Bendy Twisty Zebra by Kimby Maxson

Posted on February 23, 2023

Move over, Dr. Seuss! Make room on children’s bookshelves for The Bendy Twisty Zebra written by Kimby Maxson and illustration by Ron Houchens. With colorful characters, catchy rhymes, and a heart-felt message, The Bendy Twisty Zebra brings to mind some of Dr. Seuss’s famous books. While children of all ages (even grown-up children!) can enjoy […]

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Surgery Prep: Meeting Your EDS Hospital Stay Needs

Posted on February 22, 2023

How to be prepared & stay safe when having a hospital stay with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) This article will give an overview of ways you can prepare for a hospital stay when you have EDS, as well as tips on surgical prep and your own patient advocacy. People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) often need surgery […]

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EDSed Episode 2: Dr. Lilian Holm on Physical Therapy & EDS

Posted on January 27, 2023

EDSed is our new series of full-length interviews with international EDS experts. These educational interview series with journalistic (news) quality is complementary to our webinar recordings and another free resource we provide for our community. All films are produced by journalist and We Are Visible filmmaker Karina Sturm and sponsored by Chronic Pain Partners. You can […]

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Wrap Yourself in a Blanket of Love: How to Foster Self-Compassion

Posted on January 23, 2023

Self-compassion (and self-care) are sometimes misunderstood as selfish, self-cherishing, or self-indulgent, but this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when you live with chronic illness or chronic pain such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Self-compassion is the act of offering ourselves the same care and compassion we would give to others. It is simply the […]

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Surviving the Rollercoaster of EDS and Chronic Fatigue: Tips and Tricks for Managing the Boom-and-Bust Cycle

Posted on December 26, 2022

When you’re doing okay, it can feel like a high, a return to normalcy even. It is hard to figure out the level of functioning that is going to allow you to get things done without making your symptoms send you into another flare. It’s a tiny little fine line between doing too much and […]

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The Six Steps of Proper Pacing

Posted on December 26, 2022

Pacing techniques, such as the “spoon theory,” can be incredibly helpful for managing energy levels and preventing overexertion. This involves breaking activities into smaller chunks and taking breaks as needed to allow for rest and recovery. Sounds easy enough, right? UGH- NO!! You kinda need to plan to do this successfully to know which spoons […]

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