The levator scapula, also known as the levator scap, is one of several muscles that make up the “superficial layer” of back muscles. It is active in many scapula movements.
Understanding the Scapula Levator Muscle mass
The levator scap actively contracts during flexion and abduction
The contraction of the levator scapula muscle may also move the jaw. It engages in lateral flexion, or side bending, as well as rotation or twisting. The levator scap connects the scapula’s inside top edge to the cervical vertebrae one through four (C1 to C4).
Scapula Levator the Function of Muscle in Head and Neck Posture
Treating Neck and Shoulder Pain Associated with the Levator Scapula
When you have neck pain, the levator scapula muscle can involve several shoulder muscles. Since the shoulder and neck are so complex, any pain or dysfunction in those areas should be diagnosed by a trained, licensed health practitioner.