Ehlers-Danlos is a painful hereditary condition that encompasses 13 connective tissue disorders. You might also hear it referred to as a hypermobility spectrum disorder. This condition afflicts millions, but historically the medical profession as a whole has done a poor job of helping patients manage it. Many patients have even been dismissed and gaslit when they sought help. Many doctors have never even heard of it.

Dr. Jason Attaman has helped hundreds of EDS patients. If you are in the Seattle area, you can consult with Dr. Jason Attaman to discuss treatment options.

What are the symptoms of Ehler-Danlos Syndrome?

Those afflicted by it suffer from overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin. 

People with EDS may share certain tell-tale signs, like a thin nose, a thin upper lip, small earlobes, prominent eyes, and translucent skin. 

Pain and EDS 

Ehler-Danlos can lead to extreme pain. Joints can come out of position. Muscles can grow weak. Many suffer from general body pain, fatigue, and headaches. Most people with EDS bruise easily and heal slowly. Many are subjected to flare-ups caused by excessive movement, exercise, poor sleep, or other stressors. EDS can also worsen, thanks to external temperature variances, humidity, and pressure.

For many, this pain interferes with the activities of daily living. The sheer unpredictability of the pain can make it difficult to hold down a job, attend school, keep a clean house, or care for children. 

Hope for EDS Sufferers 

There is no known cure for Ehler-Danlos, but our clinic can help with pain management. 

Our interventional pain management procedures can provide sufficient relief to restore quality of life. Other treatments we can access and provide show promising results, especially when paired with lifestyle adjustments like drinking sufficient water and consuming an increased quality of electrolytes

If you’re looking for hope with your EDS, start here. Knowing you have a reliable way to eliminate the worst pain as you tackle your management regimen can help you build a lifestyle and routine that works for you.

We’ll Take You Seriously

Our clinic has made it our business to understand hypermobility disorders and to offer real solutions that help to improve quality of life. We offer hope for your pain. You can contact us to schedule an appointment today

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