#ZPTintro - Injured or Nahhhh?
Injury: Levator Scapulae Syndrome (Neck and Shoulder Pain)
Pain in this upper quadrant of the neck is very common, but can be the result of multiple variables.
The function of the upper trap and levator scapulae is to assist with various neck, arm and shoulder movements such as shoulder shrugging and neck side bending.
Like any other muscle groups and structures in the body, these are also susceptible to overuse
These muscles are commonly overused with any overhead shoulder movement (pressing, pull ups, jerks, snatches, etc.) and poor posture (sitting at a desk or computer all day long).
Want to find out why? Stay tuned later this week!
1. These muscle can become tense and painful leading to reduced motion in the area of the neck and shoulder.
2. Pain can radiate from the base of the skull on one side down to the shoulder blade.
3. Headaches ares possible
4. Deep, achy pain and/or tightness on the upper back along the top of the shoulder blade or neck.
5. Reduced motion when moving the neck to the opposite side of the pain. -
Tag a friend who has mentioned having these signs or symptoms. Self-assessment comes tomorrow.