Personal stories about 'Pain awareness month'

September is Pain Awareness Month. Many types of pain conditions can affect people with EDS and HSD and pain can have a huge impact on quality of life. Pain may be widespread or it may be limited to one area of the body such as a limb. Headaches and gastrointestinal discomfort can occur as well as joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Acute pain can occur often in the form of joint injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, and synovitis, which are common.

Below are stories from our community which we hope you find helpful in manageing your pain or understanding what our community lives with on a daily basis.