Discovery of chronic pain gene paves way for more effective treatments

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.

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COMMENT: Pain relieving is a big business which masquerades deeper issues that require attention.

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