I read an interesting article about how 1/5 of the general population smokes tobacco yet 1/2 of all people treated for chronic pain smoke. The article talked about how it was a viscous cycle because smoking in the end makes the pain worse. Also, the article said chronic pain patients that smoke smoke a lot more when they are in a lot of pain. It can interfere with pain meds, and of course, harm your body. How many of you smoke? Do you want to quit? Did you used to smoke? Did you start smoking before/after you were diagnosed with chronic pain?
ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011
Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.
Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg