Baton Rouge Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine really does not like it! Spine & Sports Rehab Center loves your spine and offers Baton Rouge chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least require it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Spine & Sports Rehab Center take care of your spine when it needs some special attention to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Baton Rouge smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about factors related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who underwent back surgery, they discovered 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 had 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 did not affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is greatly associated with 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 bear the brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to think about stop smoking! (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is with you to back 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 highlighted the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really troublesome to the spine. Being the Baton Rouge back pain specialist, your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Spine & Sports Rehab Center explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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