The role of genetics in developing chronic pain is still being researched and better understood. However, there is a tentative belief that a genetic risk factor may exist. Also being examined is the genetics behind the actual condition - the biology of chronic pain. In this case, certain genes and hormones seem to be behind pain.
We're all too aware of the fact that chronic pain is being significantly under-treated because many physicians either have inadequate training, personal biases or are afraid of prescription drug abuse. Surveys show that at least 30 percent of patients with moderate chronic pain and more than 50 percent of those with severe chronic pain do not…