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My second post here. So I am trying to recover from a herniated disc, which now has been about 2 months. I have read that smoking (well to be honest, I chew) can slow down the recovery process and also create complications and slower recovery time if surgery is given. Not only does my recovery seem to be extremely slow at the moment but I am concerned that surgery could be affected if the doc says its necessary. So, I read about Zyban and Chantix. My question is, has anyone taken Zyban to help them quit with a herniated disc? I have heard it possibly causes spasms, and we all know that's what we dont want lol.I am working hard to keep the spasms down with my right leg with many lifestyle modifications.
Furthermore, I know myself and am trying to be realistic about cessation of nicotine. Any help on this would be helpful. Also, I am suffering from anxiety from my injury (I dont openly tell people this!) so im guessing this medication may help with that also. My anxiety makes me as scattered as my back symptoms at times <span>" alt="" height="20" /></span>