There’s no doubt that quitting smoking at any point in your life is better for your overall health. A small study recently reported that 40% of patients after their spine surgery were able to remain non-smokers.
When one considers undergoing an elective spine surgical procedure, we often try to optimize conditions for the best outcomes. I often talk to my patients about losing weight, quitting smoking, and increasing your protein for the best surgical conditions. The study listed below was interesting to see that it truly can be done with the right amount of support and encouragement.