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McHenry 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 doesn’t like it! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic loves your spine and offers McHenry chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least require it! Keep your spine healthy! Let OrthoIllinois Chiropractic take care of your spine when it needs a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a McHenry smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate 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 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 liable 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 didn’t affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Modifying such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic would encourage a McHenry smoker dealing with McHenry back pain to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what’s not. Smoking is not. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers discovered that smoking is most strongly associated with spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain ensued. 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 does not like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is with you to back your effort to quit 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 McHenry chiropractic visit with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really troublesome to the spine. Being the McHenry back pain specialist, your McHenry chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

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