Sandy Springs 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! Cross Chiropractic Center likes your spine and offers Sandy Springs chiropractic care for your spine. You like your spine or at least need it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Cross Chiropractic Center care for your spine when it needs a little help to re-discover its healthy state. Step one toward health for a Sandy Springs 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 contrasted with the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. Patients in this group who have coronary artery disease were more apt 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. Fascinatingly though, smoking status didn’t affect the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Cross Chiropractic Center would encourage a Sandy Springs smoker who has Sandy Springs back pain establish 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 discovered that smoking is most strongly associated with 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 effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to think about stop smoking! (2) Cross Chiropractic Center is with you to support your attempt to stop smoking when you are ready.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with Cross Chiropractic Center. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very bothersome to the spine. Being the Sandy Springs back pain specialist, your Sandy Springs chiropractor is here to ease back pain and support any efforts you decide to try to decrease your back pain. 

Cross Chiropractic Center explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."