Thursday, 18 February 2016

Smoking Cigarettes Can Be a Chronic Pain in Your Neck

Smoking Cigarettes Can Be a Chronic Pain in Your Neck

Here is more proof that smoking can cause damage to your body.

The cervical spine is located in the neck and is made up of bones called vertebrae. Between these bones are cervical discs that absorb shock to the spine. Through the normal aging process, these discs slowly degenerate, which means they become dehydrated and shrink. This may result in a person experiencing chronic neck pain that may be difficult to treat. In some cases, the drying of the disc may result in the formation of cracks and tears, through which some of the jelly-like central portion of the disc may spill out and irritate local nerves, which much of the time results in pain in the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers.

 Alarming!
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