Smoking is a serious health risk that affects more than just your lungs. Smoking not only slows the body’s natural healing process and increases infection potential, but it also can lead to chronic pain. Studies have found that smokers are at an increased risk for osteoporosis, lumbar disc disease and decreased bone repair abilities – all of which may be attributed to their smoking habit. If you’re already dealing with these types of issues or smoke regularly in order to deal with any pain-related symptoms then now might be time to quit!Here at the office of William Capicotto MD we want our patients to have the highest chances of success and recovery from their back and neck pain. Quitting smoking is one of the quickest ways to get your body back on track.