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St. Francisville Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really doesn’t like it! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville loves your spine and offers St. Francisville chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least require it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville take care of your spine when it requires a little help to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a St. Francisville smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about factors linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who experienced back surgery, they discovered that 18% were smokers. The researchers noted that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. Patients in this group who have coronary artery disease were more liable to be smokers. Smokers who had lumbar spine back surgery presented initially more with leg pain than back pain and disability. Their employment, insurance/uninsured, and education status were also related to smoking status. Fascinatingly though, smoking status didn’t affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville would help a St. Francisville smoker dealing with St. Francisville back pain to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what’s not. Smoking isn’t. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is greatly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain followed. Active smoking is associated with pain in every part of the body. The spine and head bear the force of the painful effect though. If a smoker does not like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is with you to support your attempt to quit smoking when you are ready.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Silke Laub of chiropractic’s contribution to palliative care of a patient with cancer who has neuropathic pain related to chemotherapy. Dr. Michael Johnson of The Back Doctors Podcast emphasized the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic visit with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very bothersome to the spine. Being the St. Francisville back pain specialist, your St. Francisville chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any efforts you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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