Close X

Tucson Social Security Disability Blog

Are Depression and Low Back Genetically Linked?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some recent research suggests that back pain and depression might have  common genetic link.  The thinking is that the problems that can cause one, can cause the other as well. For example,  a person who has a genetic disposition to improperly process neurotransmitters might see this manifest as both back pain (norepinephrine) and depression (serotonin). It is hard to grasp the notion that a single genetic variant could cause both emotional and somatic pain. The more likely explanation for the link would be that having back pain causes one to feel depressed as a result of the back pain. But it could be that they both trace back to the same genes.  It is not clear if this sort of research could lead to new ways to treat back pain and/or depression. But, it gives us another look into the murky world of genetics and the way they control our lives.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

About Our Firm

John Kuhnlein has been assisting people with Social Security disability claims for the past 25+ years.

Free Consultation

Feel free to call with any questions or concerns you have about Social Security disability. I never charge for a consultation. In fact, there is no charge at all until we win your case. Unlike most lawyers, I never charge extra for things like telephone calls or making copies.