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Fort Wayne Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

November 14, 2019

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine dislikes it! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc likes your spine and offers Fort Wayne chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc take care of your spine when it requires some special attention to re-discover its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Fort Wayne smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are inquisitive about factors related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who experienced back surgery, they discovered 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 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 related to smoking status. Fascinatingly though, smoking status did not affect the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc would encourage a Fort Wayne smoker who has Fort Wayne back pain establish a plan to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what is not. Smoking is not. Examining 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly 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 take the brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker does not like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is with you to support your effort to quit 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 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very troublesome to the spine. Being the Fort Wayne back pain specialist, your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache.