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Posted on 11-18-2013

Back Pain and Smoking

We all know that smoking is detrimental to one's health, but now there's even more reason to give up the habit. Smoking damages the vascular structures of the discs and joints in the back, causing weakness that leads to low back pain, evidence shows. For those  who elect to have spine fusion surgery, smoking can interfere with healing by inhibiting bone growth.  See more here

http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/pain/back/smoking-and-back-pain.htm

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