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I was diagnosed with hyperflexibility in my spine and neck (among other places) and i was wondering what the disadvantages to this are?

I was diagnosed with hyperflexibility in my spine and neck (among other places) and i was wondering what the disadvantages to this are?

Hyperflexibility: Hyperflexibility may indicate generalized ligamentous laxity and joint laxity which may make you more susceptible to injuries such as subluxations and dislocations. See a physician for evaluation if you have an lingering/persistent pains. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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What are common negative side effects of hypermobility/hyperflexibility in the spine and neck?

What are common negative side effects of hypermobility/hyperflexibility in the spine and neck?

Hypermobility: No disadvantages, unless there is pain, a stress fracture, scoliosis/kyphosis, or instability. Hypermobility suggests a better than average motion within physiologic limitations, so that would exclude the above in my definition. ...Read more

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What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

Two different things: Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards. ...Read more

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How to treat hyperflexibility and pain in shoulder, arm and hands?

How to treat hyperflexibility and pain in shoulder, arm and hands?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My daughter is 16mths old with hyper mobility hyperflexible and low tone with weak core muscles...No clonus...Appears to have muscle spasms and laxity?

My daughter is 16mths old with hyper mobility hyperflexible and low tone with weak core muscles...No clonus...Appears to have muscle spasms and laxity?

Your pediatrician : Has probably referred her to the appropriate specialists: child neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician & to your state's early intervention program under part c of federal law idea for developmental assessment & therapy. Joint laxity & low tone are seen in a variety of genetic syndromes & other medical conditions, not all of which are associated with cognitive delays. ...Read more

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Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more

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