We recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 American adults with back pain, and the results may surprise you. The findings from the report reveal that over half of respondents with back pain take over-the-counter medications at least five to seven days a week, but most do not get relief. According to the data, fewer than 20 percent of respondents who take over-the-counter medications find them to be helpful in relieving their back pain.
As those with chronic pain know all too well, changes in the weather – hot or cold, wet or dry – can affect your pain. The science is unclear about why, or how, but we feel it and the correlation itself is proven. The weather can aggravate pain, but pain patients’ symptoms are often unique.