Smoking is known to be bad for your
back as smoking decreases nutrition to the tissues of the
back largely due to carbon ammoniate that cigarettes contain.
Carbon monoxide causes problems
when it sticks to the haemoglobin (the oxygen carrying part
of the blood), this increase the amount of oxygen to the muscles
and oxygen is an essential nutrient for the healing process.
The other side effects of
cigarettes is the nicotine which is known to cause thickening
of the wall of the blood vessels and reducing the blood flow
through the large and small blood vessels of the lower back.
Smoking can have detrimental effects
on the discs as the blood supply to the disk depend on the
movement of the body to push oxygen and nutrient to them however
if the disk doesn’t get the oxygen that they need, then
eventually small cracks start to appear in them and finally
ruptures appear. This is why smokers have more of a chance
to develop hip, wrist and spine reputes.