Stiffness and Pain in the Neck?

The tightness of the Levator Scapulae muscles can cause serious limitations in the natural movement and freedom of the shoulders and neck and the rest of the body.

The muscle originates on the neck (C1-C4) vertebrae and attaches to the scapula (shoulder blade).
The muscle elevates the scapula (shoulder shrugs) hence the name and bends the neck sideways.

Prolonged hours of sitting with elevated shoulders can lead to shortened and tight muscles and often painful trigger points can be located alongside the muscle.
The video presentation shows a very efficient stretch for the levators.

Be cautious if you have never done neck stretches before! As a general rule, any stretch related to the neck and head should be executed very carefully applying a gentle pull on the stretched area.

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