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There are many things that can affect your pain. These include smoking, drinking, not exercising regularly, and being overweight.

  •  Smoking worsens pain, causes other painful diseases, worsens disability, and interferes with many drugs. 
  •  Some drugs can be deadly when combined with alcohol
  •  Not exercising and being overweight can worsen pain, specifically in the knees, hips, back, and feet.

This section will help you learn more about smoking, drinking, exercise, and weight.

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