If you suffer from chronic back pain, be aware your smoking habit may be part of the problem. A study by A. Vania Apkarian, PhD, professor of physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to have chronic back pain.
Although researchers are not sure why this surprising link between smoking and back pain exists, it is believed that smokers have a stronger connection between the regions of the brain controlling chronic pain and addictive behavior. In the study, participants who quit smoking showed a drop in the connectivity between those two regions decreasing their risk of chronic pain.
If you are smoker suffering from chronic back pain, you have still another reason to stop smoking. Hypnosis can be a valuable tool to Be a Healthy NonSmoker and BE WELL.