VIDEO: Smoking Linked to Back Pain
Research shows that smoking can increase your risk of back pain. In one study of 95,000 nurses, women who smoked were three times more likely to develop arthritis. This inflammatory arthritis causes pain in the low back and sacrum. Other studies also support the link between smoking and low back pain. Researchers recommended that patients with inflammatory back pain be strongly advised to quit smoking. If you suffer from back pain, your chiropractor can help ease your pain and support you in making healthy lifestyle choices.