how can i write mysql query in an effective way

HI Experts,

How can i write below query in simple and effective way:

query:
Select CI_ID,@pv:=CI_parent_CI as parentid from (select CI_ID,CI_parent_CI from master order by CI_ID desc) as master join (select @pv:=236283) tmp where CI_ID=@pv;

the above query will give list of ids which are parent to 236283

Ex:
i passed 236283
parents are :236282--->parentof(236282)--->236281

is there any alternative way to get this result,why because i have to convert this query to hibernate hql.
the above query will not support in hibernate.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
when managing hierarchies in MySQL you should consider reading this article:
http://mikehillyer.com/articles/managing-hierarchical-data-in-mysql/
once that is done, you may need to decide to change the physical level of how you store the data in regards to the hierarchy to get your sql straight.
in other db types, the syntax is also quite "special" and I would recommend to "hide away" the specs inside a stored procedure or function

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