Headaches, neck pain, back pain, and sleep disorders can all be connected. Sometimes, they are associated with Hypermobility Syndrome. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder with significant laxity of ligaments, skin, tendons, and other connective tissues in the body, and is also associated with joint hypermobility.
Top Neurologist and Founder of the Rowe Neurology Institute in Kansas City, Dr. Vernon Rowe teaches you how many of your symptoms can be connected. Sometimes headaches, sleep disorders, dysautonomia, and hypermobility are all present together. In these patients, joints are super flexible and vulnerable to over stretching, sometimes causing damage to the joint capsule, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that cross them.
Connective tissue laxity in syndromes like this can cause collapse of the airway during sleep and sleep disordered breathing, pinched nerves in the neck, back, arms, and legs, and migratory joint pain, often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.
Frequently associated with this symptom complex are problems with the autonomic, or "automatic" nervous system, that controls heart rate, blood pressure, circulation of blood to the hands and feet, sweating, bladder function, and GI function.
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