Source: Daily Mail
- Pain costs health providers £176billion a year in Europe and £94billion in the U.S
- One in 100 people in the UK suffer from neuropathic pain
For those of us who are martyrs to our backs, help could be at hand – in a few years’ time, anyway.
Scientists claim to have identified the gene behind back pain, in a development that could lead to effective treatment within a decade.
Experts at Cambridge University said their research into the HCN2 gene could provide relief to millions.
COMMENT: Pain relieving is a big business which masquerades deeper issues that require attention.