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Smoking Increases Back Pain & Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Some back pain sufferers undergo surgery if their condition is severe or persistent, but this method of treatment isn’t always effective. One of the reasons for failed back surgery is smoking. Those who smoke are more at risk of having back problems in the first place, and they also face a higher risk of unsuccessful surgery or developing infections after their procedure. 

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Topics: general back pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, failed back surgery syndrome, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery, smoking