(Keywords: Stop SMOKING Permanently, Allen Carr, atherosclerosis, low back pain )
When a book is still available from Amazon 15 years after it was published, and has been printed in TWENTY different languages, then you know that the author must have a success story to tell.
That success story could be yours. Allen was a 100-a-day accountant, miserable after numerous failed attempts at what he knew was killing him, and then... he got this smoking thing figured.
The success of the Allen Carr story is the removal of fear, the anxieties and fears of our phobias. At his clinics, "The only way to STOP SMOKING PERMANENTLY" has over a 95% success rate. Perhaps you need to attend one of those clinics - money back guarantee - but perhaps you can do it just by reading his book.
If you go to one of his many clinics, you'll end up buying the book anyway.
Low back pain
Chiropractors will strongly recommend you quit smoking permanently for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that your low back pain will heal much faster.
This is a research based finding: smoking reduces the blood to the spine by furring up the arteries with atherosclerosis, starving it of oxygen. Injuries heal more slowly.
Direct cost of smoking
Obviously depending on how much you smoke, the weed is probably costing you directly about $2,000.
Add to that increased medical insurance costs, increased medical costs, increased chiropractic costs, replacing damaged clothing, dry cleaning...
There's also lost productivity. About 9% of a smoking worker's time is taken up by fiddling with cigarettes.
Coalface chiropractic: Today a patient who a year ago had an attack of very acute lower back pain. That's fine. What's not fine is that ten years ago she had a very large smoking-induced aortic aneurism. That portion of the aorta was success replaced but the reduced blood supply to the hip left her with a severely diseased hip: avascular necrosis, lack of blood to the hip. For a time she was treated with cortisone and it's well known that 30% of patients with avascular necrosis of hip have been on high doses of cortisone.
Whatever, to the cost of smoking, for her, we have to add the price of major abdominal surgery and now a total hip replacement. I'm afraid my chiropractic help has been found wanting. But... in comparison to a year ago, she can sleep normally, work normally, takes no pain killers, but walking? With difficulty. It's the disability, not the pain, that's getting this otherwise fit 73 year old lady. She still has a part-time job.
She comes every 10 weeks for maintenance care for her lower back.
I think the X-ray of her right hip (reading left) speaks for itself. A mess. Another good reason to consider Stop Smoking Permanently ... cold turkey.
For her, retirement sentiments is no problem.
Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.
It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.
In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.
Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?
The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.
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Health factors are additive, in both positive and negative senses.
Alcoholics who also eat poorly suffer from the ravages of alcohol PLUS those of malnutrition.
Smokers who don't exercise, likewise....
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