PARK2 gene causes chronic back pain, even in seemingly healthy people
Even if you have good posture and do not suffer from being overweight, you are immune from back pain. All because of a specific gene – PARK2, writes The Telegraph. This gene plays a key role in the development of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine.
This type of degeneration is hereditary in 65-80% of cases. Dr. Francis Williams of Kings College London, said: "Studies of identical twins have shown that, regardless of the profession, they had a pain in his back. Hence, the impact of genetics stronger external factors."
PARK2 gene was discovered in the course of the study 4,600. Based on the analysis, the following conclusions: in all people at some point in developing the degenerative process. But not everyone is starting to hurt back. The stronger degeneration, the more likely to develop chronic pain.
But Dr. Adam Al-Kashi says that the pain is not always a physical damage. It is also important psychology. Pain – the reaction of the central nervous system controlled head. He believes that if reprogram the brain, the pain will be forgotten.