Over the years, doctors have been condemning the smoking habit. Cigarettes have been linked to lung cancer, mouth cancer, and other health hazards. Physicians have now discovered another way cigarettes impact your health. Smoking has been found to neck and spine.
According to research presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA, smoking has been connected to worsening degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine. While these discs in the neck degenerate slowly as we age, smoking can speed up the process and cause pain signals to trigger in the local nerves. For more on this study, please click here:: Smoking Cigarettes Can Be a Chronic Pain in Your Neck