Find relief from neck, mid-back or shoulder pain by performing these two stretches. Dr. Aaron Santiso of Orangetheory’s Medical Advisory Board recommends performing the Upper Trapezius Stretch and the Levator Scapulae Stretch five times for 20 seconds each throughout your day, especially if you spend long hours sitting at a desk. These stretches are designed to correct a muscular imbalance or weakness inside your shoulder.
Pay special attention to the alignment of your shoulders during a workout when your arms are lifted. If one shoulder appears to be higher than the other, your body may be compensating for a muscular imbalance. These stretches will help correct the imbalance, relieving pain in your neck, mid-back and shoulders.