A chronic back pain syndrome is a group of conditions characterized by an ongoing and persistent pain in the neck and back that can cause neck and/or back pain.
These conditions are often caused by a genetic mutation or a medical condition that affects the way nerves transmit information to the brain.
The conditions can range from mild to severe, and include headaches, neck pain, neck stiffness, arthralgia, neck tightness, numbness, or even paralysis.
While the causes of chronic back and neck pain are still unknown, it is becoming increasingly clear that the conditions may have a genetic basis.
A new study published in Neurology by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) shows that certain people with chronic back or neck pain have an increased risk of developing the syndrome.
They are also more likely to have a condition called asperger syndrome.
This new study found that individuals with chronic, mild back or back pain have a higher risk of having aspergic syndromes (ASPs), a new group of diseases characterized by symptoms like a mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and social awkwardness.
AASPs have also been linked to multiple chronic conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and even Crohn’s disease.
This study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience, and it found that ASPs may be associated with at least 15 conditions and possibly a whole new group.
The study found the following associations: Individuals with ASPs have a greater risk of depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, and substance abuse.
Individuals with aspergs have an elevated risk of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders, as well as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Those with ASP have a increased risk for depression, depression-like behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety disorders.
Individuals who are diagnosed with ASPS have higher rates of anxiety disorders and substance use disorders.
Those who are clinically diagnosed with asp have a significantly increased risk.
Those diagnosed with a diagnosis of ASP are also significantly more likely than the general population to suffer from hypertension and diabetes.
These associations are consistent with the finding that ASP is linked to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
The researchers also identified five common types of ASPs: ASD, mild to mild autism spectrum (ASD), mild to moderately ASD, moderate to severe autism spectrum, and severe autism.
Aspergics are characterized by a mild or moderate form of autism, and those with aspie syndromies are more likely also to have ASPs.
The new study also identified three new genetic variants that have been associated with ASPA: rs14121049, rs81401063, and rs28232763.
These findings suggest that ASPA may be caused by one or more of these variants.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).