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Brooks 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 doesn’t like it! Soft Health and Healing Clinic loves your spine and offers Brooks chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Soft Health and Healing Clinic care for your spine when it requires some special attention to re-discover its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Brooks smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are inquisitive about factors linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who underwent back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers stated that compared to the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. Patients in this group 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 linked to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status didn’t influence the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Soft Health and Healing Clinic would encourage a Brooks smoker who has Brooks back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking is not. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is greatly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain ensued. Active smoking is associated with 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’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is with you to back your attempt to quit 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 Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very bothersome to the spine. Being the Brooks back pain specialist, your Brooks chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you choose to reduce your back pain. 

Soft Health and Healing Clinic explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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