What is levator scapulae syndrome?
Then, how do you treat levator scapulae?
Sit up straight with both hands at the sides. Raise the right arm forwards and reach over the back with the hand grasping the right shoulder blade and applying downward pressure. (This step rotates the shoulder blade downward, which helps lengthen the levator scapulae muscle even more before it is stretched.
Beside above, does levator scapulae radiate pain to neck? The muscle extends from the upper medial border of the scapula to the transverse processes of the first four cervical vertebrae. Levator scapulae pain is at the angle of the neck and may radiate down the medial border of the scapula or out to the posterior aspect of the shoulder joint.
Secondly, what is a levator scapulae?
The levator scapulae is a skeletal muscle situated at the back and side of the neck. As the Latin name suggests, its main function is to lift the scapula.
Why does my levator scapulae hurt?
Sitting for a long stretch of time with poor posture puts a lot of stress and pressure on the various muscles in the neck and back, including the levator scapulae muscle. Over time, this constant stress and pressure can irritate the levator scapulae, inflaming it and causing it to become sore.