Say whatever you want about the UK, the one thing there is lots of is – weather. What better place to research the link between chronic pain and weather changes?
The research project is called Cloudy with a Chance of Rain. If you live in the UK, you could have the chance to participate, and get cutting-edge information about the research. But you do need to sign up this week.
We have long known that there is a link between weather and pain symptoms. But Cloudy with a Chance of Rain will allow us to see precise, information in a way that hasn’t been possible before. Being a part of this project, you’ll be able to participate in a personal way. Are you noticing a pattern in the data? You can contact the researchers and share your insights. And by identifying patterns, we may be able to better manage and treat chronic pain.
If you would like to participate, here are the requirements:
- You must live in the UK
- You must be over 17
- You must have an Android or iOS smart phone
- You must have chronic pain
- You must sign up this week (Friday is the deadline)
The study is being done headed up at the University of Manchester, and is sponsored by Arthritis Research UK, so obviously you’re welcome if you have arthritis. But any kind of chronic pain qualifies, including chronic migraine or chronic daily headache.
This study is about a lot more than just “forecasting pain”. These types of links can help us to better understand pain, to better treat pain, and to help us to make choices that will improve our quality of life.
To sign up, follow this link. Remember, the deadline to sign up is January 20th.