Patients with inflammatory back pain were shown to differ from healthy controls in genotype of the Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which regulates vasoconstriction/-dilatation. The aim of this study is to investigate whether genetic reduction of muscle perfusion might be a pathophysiological pathway of how genes influence chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP).
Name: no interventionDescription: observational case-control studyType: Other
Controls without low back pain Low back pain patients
There is one SNP
- Anti-adhesive extracellular matrix protein Tenascin-C: gene polymorphism rs2104772 The goals of this study are to investigate whether these genotypes correlate with 1) endurance of back muscles, 2) comorbidities such as asthma and diabetes and 3) the risk for LBP as assessed by a LBP-classification tool.