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Bad weather is not affecting your back pain - but high winds might
Bad weather is not affecting your back pain - but high winds might

Have you ever noticed that your lower back pain flares up during a rainstorm? Or when the temperature suddenly drops? Or when there's a change in humidity or air pressure? Well, then you've been noticing wrong, according to a study published this week in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. In a paper titled, "Weather Does Not Affect Back Pain," researchers from the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney in Australia found no connection between changes in temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction or precipitation, and an increase in lower back pain episodes. Oddly, however, the researchers found that higher wind speeds and wind gust...

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