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Toronto Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know it’s bad. Smoking is bad. The body doesn’t like it. Your spine really doesn’t like it! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre likes your spine and offers Toronto chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Be good to your spine and keep it healthy! Let Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre care for your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a Toronto smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to quit 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 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 linked to smoking status. Fascinatingly though, smoking status didn’t affect the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work just as well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre would help a Toronto smoker who has Toronto back pain create a plan to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what is not. Smoking is not. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is most strongly 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 brunt of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is with you to back your attempt to stop 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 Toronto chiropractic visit with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the Toronto back pain specialist, your Toronto chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and support any means you decide to try to reduce your back pain. 

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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