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Carrolltown Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine hates it! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation likes your spine and offers Carrolltown chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least require it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation take care of your spine when it requires a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Carrolltown smoker suffering with back pain may require 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 underwent back surgery, they found that 18% were smokers. The researchers stated 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 apt 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 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation would encourage a Carrolltown smoker who has Carrolltown back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what is 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 followed. Active smoking is linked to pain in every part of the body. The spine and head withstand the force of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to think about stop smoking! (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 emphasized the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really troublesome to the spine. Being the Carrolltown back pain specialist, your Carrolltown chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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