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Sitka Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine dislikes it! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka likes your spine and offers Sitka chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka care for your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Sitka smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are curious about factors linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who underwent back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers observed 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. Fascinatingly though, smoking status did not influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka would help a Sitka smoker dealing with Sitka back pain to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what’s not. Smoking isn’t. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is most strongly associated with 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 take the brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker does not like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 cancer patient with 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 Sitka chiropractic visit with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very troublesome to the spine. Being the Sitka back pain specialist, your Sitka chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any efforts you choose to reduce your back pain. 

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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