Not all patients are able or willing to quit smoking and alternative surgical procedures have been developed to help offset the negative influence of smoking.
Research shows that cigarette smoking decreases a patient's chance of achieving a successful lumbar fusion surgery. Find out more in this article.
This interactive video provides an overview of smoking's effects on back pain.
Research shows that a combining behavioral changes and anti-smoking medication is the best way to stop smoking. Read on for more tips.
Quitting smoking due to spinal fusion surgery is difficult. Patients who had the most postoperative success with quitting smoked less before their surgery.