West Des Moines 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! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa likes your spine and offers West Des Moines chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Executive Chiropractic of Iowa care for your spine when it requires some special attention to get back to its healthy state. The first step toward health for a West Des Moines smoker suffering with back pain may necessitate a chiropractic treatment plan that includes 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 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 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 didn’t influence the disability status at a year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa would help a West Des Moines smoker who has West Des Moines back pain establish a plan to stop smoking.


The body knows what’s good for it…and what is not. Smoking is not. Examining 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 brunt of the painful effect though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you will want to think about stop smoking! (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is with you to support 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 cancer patient with neuropathic pain due 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 West Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is very troublesome to the spine. Being the West Des Moines back pain specialist, your West Des Moines chiropractor is here to ease back pain and help any means you choose to decrease your back pain. 

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa explains that smoking intensifies the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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