It is that time of the year again… The leaves have fallen from the trees, days are short, and the weather outside is freezing cold. While we are spending our time sitting on the couch under a nice warm blanket, we daydream about sunny beaches, summer bars, and flip flops. Typically during winter, we have the feeling that our neck or low back is hurting more. Our joints are feeling stiff and we have less motivation to exercise. Health professionals experience that their patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain are feeling worse during bad weather. But is this only a feeling? Or does the weather actually influence our pain experiences?