Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 , Vol 49 , Num 4
Lomber Disk Hastalıklarında Genetik
Saadet Aydıner 1 ,Konçuy Sivrioğlu 2
1 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı Görükle, Bursa
2 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Bursa

Lumbar disc disease is one of the most frequent causes of low back pain.  It is considered to be caused by physical stress under the influence of the interaction between environmental and genetic risk factors. Increasing number of genetic studies have been published in recent years, in order to explain this complex pathogenesis. Studies involving genetic risk factors in the pathogenesis of lumbar disc disease are reviewed in this article.

Keywords : Low back pain, lumbar disc disease, genetics.