Quitting Smoking May Improve Back Pain

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miler. There're lots of benefits when you quit smoking, you'll breath better, your sense of taste and smell will improve. Heck, you'll live longer too, and here's the unexpected benefit of kicking the habit, you'll have less lower back pain. Experts have long known about a link between smoking and an increased risk for back pain.

Nicotine is known to worsen pain. Now, a new study finds that patients with severe back pain, who quit smoking report less pain than those continued to smoke. So if you are trying to quit smoking, and have been bothered by back pain, you can look forward to feeling better all the way around.

It's just another good reason to say goodbye to the cigarettes. I'm Dr. Miller. Check out all our smart tips, for more ways to boost your health.