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Vancouver Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really does not like it! Vancouver Disc Centers loves your spine and offers Vancouver chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Vancouver Disc Centers take care of your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a Vancouver smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are curious about issues related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who underwent back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers stated that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. These patients who suffer with coronary artery disease were more apt to be smokers. Smokers who underwent lumbar spine back surgery came to their healthcare provider 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. Vancouver Disc Centers would encourage a Vancouver smoker dealing with Vancouver back pain to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking is not. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain followed. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head take the force of the painful influence though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Vancouver Disc Centers is with you to support your attempt to stop smoking when you’re 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 due to chemotherapy. Dr. Michael Johnson of The Back Doctors Podcast highlighted the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Disc Centers. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Vancouver back pain specialist, your Vancouver chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Vancouver Disc Centers explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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