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La Grande Smoking Increases Body Pain Particularly Spine Pain

Smoking. We know how bad it is. Smoking is bad. The body does not like it. Your spine really doesn’t like it! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC likes your spine and offers La Grande chiropractic care for your spine. You love your spine or at least need it! Keep your spine healthy! Let Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC care for your spine when it requires a little help to get back to its healthy state. Step one toward health for a La Grande smoker suffering with back pain may require a chiropractic treatment plan that includes a plan to stop smoking.


Researchers are inquisitive about factors linked to smoking. In a review of 7547 patients who went through back surgery, they discovered that 18% were smokers. The researchers stated that compared to the non-smokers, the smokers were younger, male, nondiabetic, and nonobese. These patients who have coronary artery disease were more liable 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 did not influence the disability status one year after back surgery. (1) Altering such risk factors work equally well for smokers and nonsmokers luckily. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC would help a La Grande smoker dealing with La Grande back pain to stop smoking.


The body gets what is good for it…and what’s not. Smoking is not. Studying 2307 smokers and non-smokers, researchers found that smoking is greatly connected to spine pain. Headache, trunk pain and limb pain ensued. Active smoking is associated with pain in every part of the body. The spine and head bear the force of the painful influence though. If a smoker doesn’t like pain, you’ll want to consider stop smoking! (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is with you to support your effort to stop smoking when you’re 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 highlighted the supportive side of chiropractic care and Cox® Technic for patients with spine related pain.

Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Smoking is a risk factor for more pain. Smoking is really bothersome to the spine. Being the La Grande back pain specialist, your La Grande chiropractor is here to relieve back pain and help any means you choose to reduce your back pain. 

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC explains that smoking heightens the pain experience especially spine pain and headache. 
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