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Burlington and Hamilton 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! Spinal Care Clinic likes your spine and offers Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Spinal Care Clinic take care of your spine when it requires a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Burlington and Hamilton smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes 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 noted that compared to the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. These patients who have coronary artery disease were more likely 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 at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Spinal Care Clinic would help a Burlington and Hamilton smoker who has Burlington and Hamilton back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what is not. Smoking isn’t. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly associated with 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 take the force of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Spinal Care Clinic is with you to back your effort 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with Spinal Care Clinic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very troublesome to the spine. Being the Burlington and Hamilton back pain specialist, your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Spinal Care Clinic explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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