Vancouver Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine hates it! Vancouver Spine Care Centre loves your spine and offers Vancouver chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Vancouver Spine Care Centre take care of your spine when it requires some special attention to re-discover its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Vancouver smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate 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 experienced back surgery, they discovered that 18% were smokers. The researchers observed that contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. These patients who have 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. Fascinatingly though, smoking status didn’t influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Vancouver Spine Care Centre would help a Vancouver smoker who has Vancouver back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking isn’t. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is greatly associated with spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain ensued. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head withstand the brunt of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to consider stop smoking! (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 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 Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Vancouver back pain specialist, your Vancouver chiropractor is here to ease back pain and support any efforts you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

Vancouver Spine Care Centre explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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