: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common causes of pain and disability. At present, treatment and interventions for acute and chronic low back pain often fail to provide sufficient levels of pain relief, and full functional restoration can be challenging. Considering the significant socio-economic burden and risk-to-benefit ratio of medical and surgical intervention in low back pain patients, the identification of reliable biomarkers such as epigenetic factors associated with low back pain could be useful in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to review the available literature regarding the epigenetic factors associated with low back pain. This review was carried out in accordance with Preferential Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The search was carried out in October 2022. Only peer-reviewed articles were considered for inclusion. Fourteen studies were included and showed promising results in terms of reliable markers. Epigenetic markers for LBP have the potential to significantly modify disease management. Most recent evidence suggests that epigenetics is a more promising field for the identification of factors associated with LBP, offering a rationale for further investigation in this field with the long-term goal of finding epigenetic biomarkers that could constitute biological targets for disease management and treatment.

Epigenetic Factors Related to Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature / Ruffilli, Alberto; Neri, Simona; Manzetti, Marco; Barile, Francesca; Viroli, Giovanni; Traversari, Matteo; Assirelli, Elisa; Vita, Fabio; Geraci, Giuseppe; Faldini, Cesare. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - ELETTRONICO. - 24:3(2023), pp. 1854.1854-1854.1872. [10.3390/ijms24031854]

Epigenetic Factors Related to Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature

Ruffilli, Alberto;Neri, Simona
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Manzetti, Marco;Barile, Francesca;Viroli, Giovanni;Traversari, Matteo;Assirelli, Elisa;Vita, Fabio;Geraci, Giuseppe;Faldini, Cesare
2023

Abstract

: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common causes of pain and disability. At present, treatment and interventions for acute and chronic low back pain often fail to provide sufficient levels of pain relief, and full functional restoration can be challenging. Considering the significant socio-economic burden and risk-to-benefit ratio of medical and surgical intervention in low back pain patients, the identification of reliable biomarkers such as epigenetic factors associated with low back pain could be useful in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to review the available literature regarding the epigenetic factors associated with low back pain. This review was carried out in accordance with Preferential Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The search was carried out in October 2022. Only peer-reviewed articles were considered for inclusion. Fourteen studies were included and showed promising results in terms of reliable markers. Epigenetic markers for LBP have the potential to significantly modify disease management. Most recent evidence suggests that epigenetics is a more promising field for the identification of factors associated with LBP, offering a rationale for further investigation in this field with the long-term goal of finding epigenetic biomarkers that could constitute biological targets for disease management and treatment.
2023
Epigenetic Factors Related to Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature / Ruffilli, Alberto; Neri, Simona; Manzetti, Marco; Barile, Francesca; Viroli, Giovanni; Traversari, Matteo; Assirelli, Elisa; Vita, Fabio; Geraci, Giuseppe; Faldini, Cesare. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - ELETTRONICO. - 24:3(2023), pp. 1854.1854-1854.1872. [10.3390/ijms24031854]
Ruffilli, Alberto; Neri, Simona; Manzetti, Marco; Barile, Francesca; Viroli, Giovanni; Traversari, Matteo; Assirelli, Elisa; Vita, Fabio; Geraci, Giuseppe; Faldini, Cesare
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