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Ashburn 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 really does not like it! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn loves your spine and offers Ashburn chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least need it! Do what you can to keep your spine healthy. Let Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn take care of your spine when it needs a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Ashburn smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates a plan to quit smoking.


Researchers are curious about issues related to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they discovered that 18% were smokers. The researchers noted 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 had 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. Interestingly though, smoking status did not affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn would help a Ashburn smoker who has Ashburn back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what is not. Smoking isn’t. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is greatly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain followed. Active smoking is associated with pain in every part of the body. The spine and head bear the brunt of the painful influence though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to consider stop smoking! (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is with you to back your attempt 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 Ashburn chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really troublesome to the spine. Being the Ashburn back pain specialist, your Ashburn chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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