scapula

Therapy Notes – Stiffness up the side of the neck

This trigger point comes from the levator scapula muscle which twists as it lifts the scapula. That twist is increased and increases pain along the length of the muscle as the neck is turned. The exact location of the trigger point varies with the tilt of the shoulder and such but is somewhere on or just above …

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Trigger Points – Stiffness up the side of the neck

People complain about pain while turning their head and usually trace up and down the side of their neck while talking about it. They often complain about turning to look when they change lanes or tend to a child in the back seat. They also wince when lifting the shoulder with their arm beside them …

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