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Papers: 13 Aug 2022 - 19 Aug 2022

2022 Sep-Oct

Pain Rep



Brain-specific genes contribute to chronic but not to acute back pain.


Bortsov AV, Parisien M, Khoury S, Martinsen AE, Lie M U, Heuch I, Hveem K, Zwart J-A, Winsvold BS, Diatchenko L
Pain Rep. 2022 Sep-Oct; 7(5):e1018.
PMID: 35975136.


Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Although most back pain cases are acute, 20% of acute pain patients experience chronic back pain symptoms. It is unclear whether acute pain and chronic pain have similar or distinct underlying genetic mechanisms.