How Weather Influences the Reporting of Pain

This article was published in 1996 by the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Influence of Weather on Report of Pain
Robert N. Jamison, PhD
Departments of Anesthesia and Psychiatry,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The article concludes:

There is much anecdotal but little empirical evidence for the effect of weather changes on pain. Much of the literature consists of either case studies or experimental investigations with few subjects and a reliance on self-report measures. Laboratory studies to determine the exact mechanism of action have been largely unsuccessful. Nonetheless, the mere frequency of report suggests a significant relationship between weather changes and pain intensity. This neglected topic deserves attention by both basic scientists and clinical researchers

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