At Amara & Spine we can help you with cigarettes smoking cessation.  We will discuss in detail your smoking history, motivation and provide you guidance and medication to quit. There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.  Any exposure to tobacco is harmful. Damage from tobacco smoke causes immediate damage.  Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and chemical compounds, which reach your lungs every time you inhale.  Your blood then carries the poisons to all parts of your body.  These poisons damage DNA, which can lead to cancer; damage blood vessels and cause clotting, which can cause heart attacks and strokes; and damage the lungs, which can cause asthma attacks, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

Studies have concluded that development of lower back pain is significantly associated with smoking history and hypertension, and development of lumbar spondylosis is significantly associated with smoking history, hypertension and high cholesterol. Researchers have discovered that smoking history, hypertension and coronary artery disease all of which are risk factors for atherosclerosis, or occlusion of the arteries were significantly associated with the development of low back pain’.