Smokers Have More Back Pain

The Economic Times, 2 Jul, 2008

WASHINGTON: In 2003, the Robert Koch Institute interviewed more than 8000 private persons in the course of a telephone health survey, which included questions on social and demographic themes, as well as health and lifestyle.

On the basis of the collected data, Monique Zimmermann-Stenzel and her colleagues examined whether there was link between smoking and chronic back pain. They found that smokers or former smokers suffer chronic back pain much more often than do non-smokers. More…