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Weather Induced Increase of Pain

Hi all,

I've complained for years (just ask my wife) that my back hurts more when the weather turns cold. My Mom and Dad were the same with their arthritis. It appears to be a real thing! A study I came across from 2016 shows where a certain Neuropeptide is activated in cold weather that causes increased blood flow and hyper analgesic sensations in people with arthritis. After my Fusion ten years ago, the changing of seasons would wreak havoc on my pain levels. It will be interesting to see what, if anything will come from this study regarding treatment.

Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,432

    Cold weather and storms will affect people with arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
    It has turned very cold here, it's been in the 30's during the day. Today, my hands and fingers are so swollen and feel like little men in them with jack hammers. I can tell when a storm is rolling in, my whole body gets out of whack.

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  • Another front is moving in and i feel every inch of its approach

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