Richmond Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

November 14, 2019

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine really does not like it! Johnson Chiropractic likes your spine and offers Richmond chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require 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. Step one toward health for a Richmond smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates 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 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 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 linked to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status did not influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Johnson Chiropractic would help a Richmond smoker who has Richmond 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 connected to 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 bear the brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to consider stop smoking! (2) Johnson Chiropractic is with you to back your effort 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 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 Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very troublesome to the spine. Being the Richmond back pain specialist, your Richmond chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

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