We all know that smoking is detrimental to our health. With smoking, we usually think of increased risks for various types of cancers and lung disease. Did you know that smoking has also been associated with pain?
In the September 2020 journal Pain Medicine, the authors looked at survey information from a total of 2301 subjects from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Pain reports were in categories defined as head, spine, trunk and limb pain.
They found that smoking is most strongly associated with spine pain. This was followed by headache, then trunk pain and lastly limb pain.
Smoking is associated with pain in all regions of the body. If you or someone you know is trying to quit smoking, maybe this information can be used as additional motivation on your journey.
Smuck M, Schneider BJ, Ehsanian R, Martin E, Kao MJ. Smoking Is Associated with Pain in All Body Regions, with Greatest Influence on Spinal Pain. Pain Med. 2020 Sep 1;21(9):1759-1768. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz224. PMID: 31578562.
Overland Chiropractic Blogs
Have you ever stopped to think about how your body responds to emotions? We know various emotions cause different muscle activity in our faces. You have probably become good at reading
In December 2020, a study was published looking at the increased risk in Herpes zoster (shingles) in people who have had sciatica. Why is this and what things should you consider. Sciatica is often a very painful condition. It involves inflammation and irritation of...
So, what does your head and a bowling ball have in common? They both weigh 10-12 pounds. Why is this important to me? If you ever suffer from tight shoulders,
11791 W 112th Street #101
Overland Park, KS 66210