Cigarette smoking and it’s detrimental effects to a person’s health has been widely publicized and how it is linked to different types of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, but it also is linked to back pain. Smokers are more prone to back pain and back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and is the most common reason for people missing work.
People often ask us what it is that we do. Patients who are referred to us often don’t know why they were sent to us. This blog is to explain what we do, why you need to see us and how to find a reputable pain management doctor.
People often develop pain in there life that lasts beyond 4-6 weeks. This is called Chronic Pain. Some causes of chronic pain are arthritis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, bulging discs, post surgical pain, diabetic neuropathy, chronic headaches etc.. etc.. Typically these conditions are treated by Internal medicine and family physicians with medications. If the pain is not being controlled you may need to see a pain management specialist.