How Weather Affects Back Pain

Do you get occasional back pain? Do you think the weather has something to do with it?

New research shows the weather has nothing to do with lower back pain.

Australian researchers looked at weather conditions when peoples' back pain started as well as one week and one month before it started They found no connection between back pain and weather conditions like temperature, humidity, air pressure wind direction or rain.

Study authors note high wind speeds and gusts seem to slightly increase the risk of low back pain, but not significantly.

Previous studies suggested certain weather and changes in the weather are linked to worsening symptoms in people with chronic pain.