Often the cause of neck and shoulder pain is a result of habitually misaligned movements. In daily life, even the simplest activities, like brushing teeth or typing at work, can set us up for chronic pain when with poor posture. In this video Pete Egoscue, founder of the Egoscue Method for stopping chronic pain and author of the book Pain Free, assesses one woman’s neck and shoulder pain and shows how balance and tension in the trapezius muscle contribute to this issue. He then goes on to demonstrate a few simple movements that can help correct the pain and restore comfort in the body. Watch and see how the body adjusts instantly to this gentle conditioning.