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Watertown Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really doesn’t like it! Watertown Wellness Center likes your spine and offers Watertown chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Watertown Wellness Center take care of your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a Watertown smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about factors linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through 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. Patients in this group who suffer with coronary artery disease were more likely to be smokers. Smokers who underwent lumbar spine back surgery presented initially more with leg pain than back pain and disability. Their employment, insurance/uninsured, and education status were also related to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status didn’t affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Watertown Wellness Center would help a Watertown smoker who has Watertown 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 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 influence though. If a smoker does not like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Watertown Wellness Center is with you to back your effort 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 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 Watertown chiropractic visit with Watertown Wellness Center. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Watertown back pain specialist, your Watertown chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any efforts you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

Watertown Wellness Center explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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