It is estimated that as many as 213 per 1,000 people may have neck pain at any given time with the 12-month prevalence ranging between 30-50%. Chiropractic work is highly supported in literature if you have neck pain and headaches. With chiropractic treatment there is low risk and rare side effects, the best part is, it actually works! 

One rarely known cause of neck pain is smoking, one study found that smokers are three times more likely to develop spinal pain, this will include headaches and extremity pain. 

A study done at Harvard University states the risk for developing arthritis is twice as high for current and past smokers than non-smokers. Another study found that smokers may develop inflammatory back and neck pain earlier in time and may experience worse symptoms of arthritis than the non-smoker.

First things first if you are experiencing neck pain or arthritis in itself it is best to try to quit smoking and find your nearest chiropractor to find a treatment plan best for you! Quitting smoking will not only be good to prevent or improve arthritis, it will also improve your sleep, eating, organs, skin, moods and overall quality of life!

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Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule and appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!