Neck and shoulder pain can be relieved with stretches. Part of this is from poor posture but the main cause of my problem is osteoarthritis. One of my orthopedic doctors probably mentioned posture, cold and hot packs, along with stretches. After my own skepticism wore off, I realized he was right.
Psst: Frequent interruptions are screwing up my senses making me look incompetent. Oh well! Excuse me. A special toddler is far more important than competence.
My left shoulder aches. Whenever I turn my head to the side and notice it hurts, stretching my neck (gently) while slowly sitting up straight makes it stop. Trying to fall asleep is still a challenge.