Your back and joints are aching and it’s raining outside so there’s got to be a connection between the two right?
Well, not really.
Researchers at the Harvard Medical School have released a recent study published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that suggests there is no link between rainy days and joint or back pain.
The Harvard researchers made their findings after sifting through and analyzing insurance records of more than 11 million doctor visits by older Americans between 2008 and 2012 along with daily rainfall data gathered by thousands of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather stations.
Study leader Anupam Jena a Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard says that no matter how we looked at the data, we didn’t see any connection between rainfall and physician visits for joint or back pain.