The winter months may be difficult for those suffering from back and neck discomfort. Cold weather can cause vasoconstriction which is a reduced flow of blood to areas of the body. The body compensates by sending more blood to the core, which results in less blood flow to the extremities. This is why people with arthritis often have a great deal of pain in the winter months. If winter chill has caused your chronic neck or back pain to flare up, call WIlliam Capicotto MD at (716) 881-0382 today.