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Not smoking will reduce pain?

162 days smoke free. When does pain reduction start?? Every doctor I tasked to said I would get pain reduction from not smoking. So far over 5 months quit and pain is still same or worse. Is this just something to hey tell there patients to trick them into not smoking.


  • I wont tell you to smoke or don't smoke, but the statistics don't lie! Maybe it wont help your pain but it sure can help other health problems.
    alif l4-s1
  • They shouldn't have told you quitting would directly reduce your pain. I did not find that to be true.

    What it does is it enables you to do healthier things like getting the full benefits from exercise, which is proven to help reduce pain.

    Healthier eating because food tastes better.

    The list goes on.

    No one wants to get "preachy" cause we've all been there, and experienced the difficulty of quitting and staying smoke free.

    I applaud anyone who tries, and feel a victory when they succeed.

    There is nothing good to say about ciggs,period.

    I wish you success.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,878
    but it sure will help with your overall health.
    Have to remember, my wife runs a Pulmonary Rehab Center and almost 97% of her patients suffer from COPD. So I am quite versed about cigarette smoking and even second hand smoke.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • LisaBrownLisaBrown Posts: 5
    edited 06/03/2014 - 10:12 PM
    Quitting smoking doesn't reduce pain, despite of that it is best for overall health. Smoking is responsible for various type of cancers and high blood pressure. So, quitting this bad habit is genuinely benevolent for you.
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