Resources for Smoking Cessation
We at Denver Back Pain Specialists recognize the difficulties associated with quitting smoking, and also the importance to your spine and overall health in doing so. Most people are aware of the effects that smoking has on the heart, blood vessels and lungs, but few know of the impact on the spine. Smoking can lead to degenerative disc disease and inhibit healing after spine surgery, especially if a fusion is required.
We have provided (below) a few informational sources to help get you started with this process. It is important that you work with your primary physician on your road to better health. This is a comprehensive website for clinicians and those wishing to quit:
List briefly discussing medication options, which you will need to discuss with your primary physician:
Link providing local resources and information regarding financial assistance.
Colorado Quitline 1-800-quitnow (1-800-784-8669) Good luck!