Eugene 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 dislikes it! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic likes your spine and offers Eugene chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic care for your spine when it requires a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Eugene smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are inquisitive 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. These patients 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 related to smoking status. Interestingly though, smoking status did not influence the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would encourage a Eugene smoker dealing with Eugene back pain 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 found that smoking is greatly 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 doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to think about stop smoking! (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is with you to back your effort to stop 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 due 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 Eugene chiropractic visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very bothersome to the spine. Being the Eugene back pain specialist, your Eugene chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any means you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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