Baton Rouge Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really doesn’t like it! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation likes your spine and offers Baton Rouge chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least need it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation care for your spine when it needs a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Baton Rouge smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are inquisitive about issues related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers stated that contrasted with 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 presented initially 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 one year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation would help a Baton Rouge smoker who has Baton Rouge back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what’s not. Smoking is not. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly associated with spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain followed. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head take the force of the painful effect though. If a smoker does not like pain, you’ll want to think about stop smoking! (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is with you to support 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 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really troublesome to the spine. Being the Baton Rouge back pain specialist, your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any efforts you choose to reduce your back pain. 

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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