A member asked:

If its not possible for aromatose inhibitors to affect discs (ddd) how come cigarettes do? (i do not smoke) but am curious as to how!

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Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Nicotine: Theveffecy of nicotine on disc is multifactorial and unknown nicotimecis a potent vasoconstrictor which inhibits healing the disc spacecrzpecially nucleus pulposis has a poor native blood supply less blood ischemia accelerted degentation or mited healing response to daily injuries acclerates degeneration it happens with smoklrss tabacco as well no nicotine no effect in disc.

Answered 1/29/2015



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