We have already discussed how smoking cigarettes has a harmful effect on the health of your back. In order to avoid these effects, many smokers are making the transition to e-cigarettes, a smokeless alternative vehicle for nicotine. Unfortunately, “vaping” is probably not the back-friendly solution you are looking for.
The biggest problem with e-cigarettes is that they are still a fairly young invention, so authorities don’t have a strong understanding of their effects. Some experts are even arguing that they may very well be more harmful than traditional smoking. This is because, while it is true that you are not inhaling any harmful smoke with e-cigarettes, it is possible that you are getting a significantly higher dose of nicotine. Since it is nicotine that is most responsible for inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients that your spine needs, you’re not doing your back many favors by making the switch to e-cigarettes.
Indeed, the best thing a smoker can do to facilitate good back health is to give up the smoking habit altogether. Contact our Edmonds chiropractor for more information on proper back health.