Weather link to back pain a lot of hot air

Australian researchers have disproved a theory that cold and wet weather increases the risk of lower-back pain.

There’s no association, they say, between back pain and temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction or precipitation.

There is a link with wind speed, but this is clinically insignificant, according to their case-crossover study of 993 patients seen at primary care clinics in Sydney.

Each patient was interviewed about their pain, and weather information was obtained from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, according to the study