Chronic back pain can take a severe toll on your everyday life. Unfortunately, surgery is not always an option. For those who can’t undergo spine surgery, there are more conservative options that may help relieve pain.
You already know that smoking is bad for you, and that your body will benefit from quitting. But did you know that whether or not you smoke can make a huge impact on the surgical procedures you receive?
Pain is a personal experience that only you can understand, and sometimes trying to communicate how it feels is difficult. This can result in a delay of treatment and relief. There are a couple of tools to help you better explain how you are feeling to your healthcare provider.