For some of you who suffer from back pain, you may not need to check the temperature to know that it’s cold outside. For some reason, frigid weather seems to make the pain worse.
Scientists are not exactly sure what causes this condition known as “cold allodynia” which is the technical term for “pain in response to cold.” The most common hypothesis has to do with the effect of changing barometric pressure on the joints whose nerve ending receptors are sensitive to the environment. Another cause could be that muscles tense up in the cold air so the nerve endings become constricted.
What can you do to prevent these problems? Short of moving to a tropical place, you should bundle up to stay warm. Extra layers help as well as body trimmer belts to keep the core toasty. Stretching indoors before going outside can also be beneficial.
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