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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in Derry

person with knee painLiving with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) can present unique challenges. The hypermobility and joint issues caused by this condition can lead to chronic pain, discomfort, and reduced quality of life. But there is hope. At Triskelia Wellness, we offer a personalized care plan specifically designed to address the needs of patients with EDS.

Understanding the Role of Chiropractic Care

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects connective tissues, causing them to be overly flexible and loose. This laxity can result in joint instability, chronic pain, easily bruised and stretched skin, and other symptoms. While there is no cure, patients often seek various forms of care to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Manual adjustments are typically ineffective for EDS patients due to their extreme flexibility. However, our chiropractor uses the Activator® Method, which has proven to offer a positive and beneficial experience for individuals with EDS.

How It Helps

This gentle and precise technique uses a small, handheld instrument called the Activator® Adjusting Instrument to deliver controlled, low-force adjustments to specific areas of the spine or joints. This method can be a positive choice for individuals with EDS:

  • Gentle Approach: it’s known for its gentle and non-invasive nature. That’s especially important for individuals with EDS, as their connective tissues are often fragile. The controlled and low-force adjustments minimize the risk of injury or exacerbating EDS-related symptoms.
  • Precision: the adjusting tool allows chiropractors to target specific areas precisely. This can be particularly beneficial for EDS patients with joint instability or misalignment issues contributing to their discomfort.
  • Reduced Risk of Overextension: EDS patients are prone to joint hypermobility, making traditional manual adjustments riskier. Using an Activator minimizes the risk of overextending or destabilizing joints during adjustment.
  • Individualized Care: chiropractors specializing in this method can tailor their treatments to meet each EDS patient’s unique needs and sensitivities. This individualized approach ensures that care focuses on addressing the patient’s specific symptoms and concerns.
  • Pain Management: many individuals with EDS experience chronic pain, and chiropractic care, including using the Activator, can help manage this discomfort. This method may provide relief and improve overall well-being by addressing musculoskeletal issues.
  • Improved Function: chiropractic care, including the Activator, aims to optimize joint function and alignment. For EDS patients, this can lead to better mobility, reduced discomfort, and improved overall functionality in daily life.
  • Complementary Care: this method can be used alongside other therapies and modalities that individuals with EDS may require, such as physical therapy, pain management, or medical interventions. This allows for a holistic approach to managing the condition.

The Activator Tool

The Activator tool offers a positive and patient-centered approach for individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Its gentle, precise, and individualized nature makes it a valuable option for addressing musculoskeletal issues, managing pain, and enhancing EDS patients’ overall quality of life.

However, individuals with EDS need to consult with healthcare professionals, including chiropractors experienced in treating EDS patients, to ensure that the approach is tailored to their specific needs and preferences.

Stunning Success Stories

One of our patients, a cardiac nurse struggling with daily activities due to EDS-related pain, experienced significant improvement after starting care with us. Previously, she would rate her pain levels at a six or seven out of 10, making it challenging to get through the day. Her headaches have reduced significantly with regular Activator adjustments, and she now enjoys activities such as dancing ballet and tap with her young daughter.

Another success story comes from a patient and her daughter, both nurses, who inherited EDS. Through tailored chiropractic care, we were able to help them manage their symptoms effectively, leading to improved function and better quality of life. While EDS cannot be cured, chiropractic can provide ongoing relief and support, allowing patients to lead active and fulfilling lives.

Start Your Journey

At Triskelia Wellness, our goal is to restore function, alleviate discomfort, and enhance your overall well-being. If you or a loved one is living with EDS, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our experienced team. Contact us today.



Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Derry, Londonderry NH | (603) 824-6121