Ehlers-Danlos, Connective Tissue Disorders & Migraine

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Key Questions
  • What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?
  • What are the most common symptoms of EDS?
  • Is having EDS the same as being hypermobile?
  • How is EDS diagnosed?
  • What are the most common forms of EDS?
  • What is the connection between EDS and migraine?
  • What are some of the most common comorbidities of EDS?
  • What is the prevalence of mental health disorders with EDS?
  • What practitioners are typically involved for someone with EDS?
  • What therapies are available?
  • What kind of exercise is recommended for people with EDS and migraine?

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Treatments Mentioned
  • Amitriptyline
  • Atogepant
  • Gabapentin
  • Imitrex
  • Monoclonal antibodies (biologics)
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Nortriptyline
  • OnabotulinumtoxinA
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rimegepant
  • Topiramate
  • Ubrogepant
Vince Martin

Vince Martin, MD, AQH

Headache & Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Vincent Martin is the director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and has been a professor of clinical medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is president of the National Headache Foundation and a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians.

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