Upper Trapezius vs Levator Scapulae: Episode 117

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Upper Trapezius vs

Levator Scapulae

  • The upper trapezius is often getting the blame for neck pain, headache and scapular issues. But the levator scapulae plays an important role in each of those as well.

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Brief overview of the episode:

             Upper trapezius and levator scapulae are both muscles that sit between the shoulder and the neck. They are involved with the scapula (shoulder blade) and cervical (neck) motions.

            The upper trap is well known, levator scap no so much. But levator scap plays a bigger role in cervicogenic headache and forward head posture.

   

Other episodes you might enjoy:  

Pectoral Injuries: Episode 97
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Episode 70
Cervicogenic Headache: Episode 10
     

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