I haven't read where anyone mentioned living in Colorado Springs! I visited my friend there last year and realized I wasn't experiencing hardly any pain. She lives in the mountains of Colo. Springs at a higher elevation. I can't remember exactly what the elevation is.
I just got back from Houston, TX where I visited another friend. My pain was intensified greatly. This is the month of May (as was the month I went to Colo. Springs). It wasn't very hot and the humidity was about
as high as it gets in Dayton, OH where I live now. But, of course the elevation is sea level. I'm not sure what Dayton elev. is.
So, I do believe the drier climate and higher elevation in Colorado really made the difference. I had steps to climb and we walked a lot too. This was before I looked up anything on higher elevation being a factor.
Just thought I'd share this with anyone considering moving. Unfortunately I'm planted in Ohio. I have stenosis in the lumbar region of my spine. I also have it in my knees.