Pain Management Q&A by Dr. Helm

Does the weather affect neuritis?


Weather can influence a number pain problems, most commonly those affecting the joints, for example, arthritis. We are all familiar with someone with a bad knee or a bad back being able to tell when bad weather is coming, presumably because the low pressure is increasing their joint stiffness. However, problems with the nerves are not usually thought of as becoming worse with cold or rainy weather.

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REFERENCE: Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2012

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