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.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common and sometimes devastating condition. I see it quite frequently in many of my chronic pain patients. In fact, it contributes to quite a bit of chronic pain, because of the difficulty it causes in terms of getting a good night's rest, and because it in and of itself can be rather…