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Could Your Smoking Habit Be Worsening Your Pain?

Suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pains, back pain or abdominal aches? New studies show that there might be a correlation between smoking and pain sensitivity.

“Nicotine-induced pain relief is short-term. Over time, smoking may actually worsen your pain,” says pain management specialist Crawford Barnett, MD.

Smokers are nearly three times as likely to get lower back pain. Smoking may aggravate abdominal pain and joint pain, as well. In fact, smoking may increase pain sensitivity in general. Read more here

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