first gene associated with frequent painful disorders of the neck, has been identified by researchers.Previous research has reported that the primary cervical (occipital-cervical) dystonia, affects adults and is characterized by involuntary twisting of the neck muscles, occurs in approximately 30 of every 100 000 people.In this new study, the researchers conducted a genetic analysis of patients with this disorder, his identical twin with the same twisting of the neck muscles and their families, some of whom also observed this disorder.Researchers pinpoint the mutation in the gene CIZ1, produces a protein that is expressed in specific nerve cells of the brain, and which appears to be incorporated into the cyclic cellular activity.
However, researchers have not identified a cellular mechanism associated with cervical dystonia."While researchers believe that CIZ1 is one of the genetic causes of disorders likely to be identified other genes associated with cervical dystonia" - said Dr. Ryan Whitty, a neurol
«But some people with this disorder are not aware that this is not normal and that they should seek medical help.They believe that they are either sleeping in an awkward position at some point, or twisting of the neck muscles was associated with other movements, for example, if they backed away back when walking, and because they do not actually belong to this very seriously, "- said Whitty innews release from the Mayo Clinic.
results of the study were published online before publication in the forthcoming print edition "Annals of Neurology".