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Quit Smoking to get rid of that 'Back Pain,' suggests study
A new study has had suggested that smokers need to quit their habit, if they want to get rid of their back pain, as they are three times more likely to develop chronic back pain than non-smokers. Tobacco addiction interface with pain chronification and findings hint at a potentially more general link between addiction and pain.
Smoking is not only linked to conditions such as lung cancer, but can increase patient's back or chronic pain or can slow the healing process for those who have undergone surgery. If you are considering having a fusion surgery, the surgeon will probably ask you to quit smoking. The reason this is so necessary is because nicotine kills, as reported by ANI. 

There are two cell types, one that helps grow bone and one that eats bone and the nicotine kills the one that grows bone. So, all that leaves is the one that is eating the cells. That really greatly decreases the chances someone's going to get a solid fusion.

There are fortunately some newer treatments for quitting smoking. The newest one now is a medication called Chantix, which actually binds to the receptor for nicotine in the brain and is very effective in helping people quit smoking.

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