Back Pain in Cold Weather – 2 Facts and 2 Precautions

Do you suffer from back pain during cold weather? Here are some helpful facts for you along with some precautionary measures you can take to prevent injury.

Fact #1

Cold, dark, and shorter winter days contribute to depression, which can irritate chronic back pain. This weather also discourages exercise, which is a large contributor to back pain.

Fact #2

Colder temperatures is directly linked to more back injuries. When your body is cold, your muscles tense and sometimes shiver to keep your core body temperature high. Your back becomes less flexible and with one wrong movement or fall, your spine is much more prone to injury.

 

Precaution #1

 

Precaution #2