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Smoking increases risk of lower back pain: Researchers.

ISLAMABAD -- Swedish researchers have said smoking increases the risk of lower back pain.

According to a Radio Pakistan report, researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis. It occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves and nicotine's constriction of blood flow and promotion of inflammation contribute to the process.

The study suggests that quitting smoking can reduce the risk of pain.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 25, 2018
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