Clients coming to me for carpal tunnel syndrome are often surprised that a majority of their pain goes away once we release their shoulder. I find that when the source of their pain is addressed, there is much more benefit than when the symptoms are addressed. Looking at posture and correcting the unsupportive patterns can be life-changing and pain-changing at the same time.
Lately I have become very aware of the bags that people carry around the city. I know as a New Yorker, sometimes you leave your apartment in the morning and don't get home until late in the evening. You wind up carrying lots of extra things around with you simply because you don't have time to go home in between all of your engagements.