Southern New Hampshire 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport likes your spine and offers Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Keep your spine healthy! Let New Hampshire Spine and Sport care for your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a Southern New Hampshire smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are curious about issues linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers noted that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. These patients who have coronary artery disease were more apt 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 linked to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status did not affect the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. New Hampshire Spine and Sport would help a Southern New Hampshire smoker dealing with Southern New Hampshire back pain to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what is 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 followed. 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 does not like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is with you to back 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 cancer patient with 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Southern New Hampshire back pain specialist, your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is here to ease back pain and support any means you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

New Hampshire Spine and Sport explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache.