The heat and humidity can be a real problem especially for those suffering back or neck pain. Changes in barometric pressure can actually cause our joints to stiffen or loosen depending on the weather outside. When it’s hot out the shift in air pressure can be enough to dilate the blood vessels in the body, stimulating the nerve endings in sensitive areas such as the spine. If the heat and humidity has started to bother your back or neck, talk to your doctor about how to move forward and prevent pain. Remember, if your back pain has lasted several weeks or even months you may have an underlying issue causing your pain to reach chronic status. If your back or neck issue won’t go away, call William Capicotto MD today at (716) 881-0382.