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Baton Rouge Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

November 14, 2019

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine really does not like it! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers likes your spine and offers Baton Rouge chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers care for your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Baton Rouge smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about issues linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they discovered that 18% were smokers. The researchers observed that compared to 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 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 equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers would encourage a Baton Rouge smoker dealing with Baton Rouge back pain to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking isn’t. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain ensued. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head withstand the force of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is with you to back your effort 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 cancer patient with neuropathic pain due 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very bothersome to the spine. Being the Baton Rouge back pain specialist, your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any efforts you choose to reduce your back pain. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache.