We see a lot of orthopedic injuries, especially neck and back as well as to other joints. Your body’s natural circulatory system is a major factor in healing from injuries. It works to reduce inflammation and to move broken particles out of the injured parts of your body. Better circulation means more oxygen and other healing hormones can circulate to the areas that are hurting. Smoking can affect that entire process.
If you need surgery, smoking is a factor that can inhibit your success rates, lengthen your healing process, and add to the pain associated with medical procedures. If you are injured, now is the time to stop smoking because it can potentially slow down your recovery.
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