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The genetics of back pain – is back pain genetic or does a genetic trait cause back problems in families?

The genetics of back pain – is back pain genetic or does a genetic trait cause back problems in families? Many of our patients have heard that back pain is a result of foot problems – mainly the condition known as foot overpronation and asymmetrical gait (the way you walk).  It seems that the scientific community is beginning to recognize this too (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/health/08really.html?_r=1). It appears that having a family member with back pain increased your risk more than four times for having back problems and even disc issues.  They also suggest that there may be a collagen protein that is Read More »