Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?
Do you get sick during allergy season?
If so, you’re not alone.
Many people experience an increase in their allergy symptoms during allergy season, especially when pollen counts are high.
For some, symptoms are mild, with stuffiness and sneezing.
However, if you experience back pain during allergy season, you must be curious: Can allergies cause back pain?
Read on to find out.
Can Allergies Cause Back Pain?
The short answer: Yes.
According to The World Allergy Organization, allergies (or allergic rhinitis) affect between 10% and 30% of all adults around the globe.
However, while many people associate allergies with a stuffy nose and sneezing, some experience inflammation, joint pain, and back pain as well.
Seasonal allergies put extra stress on the body which can make chronic back pain symptoms feel more intense.
It can also affect your immune system – and in turn – cause inflammation in your joints leading to pain.
You may even experience middle back pain when breathing and lower back pain from coughing.
Another potential link is that allergies can lead to fatigue, which can also make sore joints feel worse.
Changes in weather can also lead to joint pain – you may experience back pain due to cold weather.
Often, the back pain you experience during allergy season isn’t anything to worry about. However, if the pain persists, it’s best to consult a doctor.
Your pain might be more than allergies!
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