The chilly winds not only brings out memories, but when the temperature changes. Your muscles, ligaments and tendons can tighten up. The result is the dreaded stiff feeling. It’s so predictable that you’ve become a weather forecaster. Researchers have differing opinions on how much the weather affect your sciatica. So instead of hanging up your sneakers, commit to movement! While it could be more challenging, joint stiffness often improves after you’ve warm up. Don’t be overwhelmed by trying to do more than you can, but make some kind of exercise daily. Also don’t forget your warmups, cause that will help decrease the pain. A hot bath containing 2 cups of Epsom salts and a few drops of lavender oil can help too.