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Richmond Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine dislikes it! Johnson Chiropractic likes your spine and offers Richmond chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Johnson Chiropractic take care of your spine when it requires a little help to re-discover its healthy state. The first step toward health for a Richmond smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to quit smoking.

WHO SMOKES?

Researchers are inquisitive about issues related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who experienced back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers observed that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. Patients in this group who suffer with 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 linked to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status did not influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Johnson Chiropractic would help a Richmond smoker who has Richmond back pain establish a plan to stop smoking.

SMOKING’S EFFECTS ON THE BODY

The body gets what is good for it…and what is not. Smoking isn’t. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is most strongly associated with 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 brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker does not like pain, you will want to consider stop smoking! (2) Johnson Chiropractic is with you to support your attempt to stop 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 Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Richmond back pain specialist, your Richmond chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any efforts you choose to decrease your back pain. 

 
Johnson Chiropractic explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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