Good for Neck pain, Text Neck
Start seated, back straight, one hand behind your back, bring opposite hand behind your head pulling it downward and toward armpit, and hold.
Focus: Stretch in back of neck, upper back, and between the shoulder blades
The levator scapulae stretch is a simple but effective exercise that can be used to improve neck pain and stiffness. The levator scapulae is a muscle that runs from the base of the skull to the shoulder blades. It helps to raise the shoulders and rotate the neck. When this muscle is tight, it can cause pain and stiffness in the neck.
The levator scapula stretch can help to improve neck pain and stiffness by lengthening the levator scapulae muscle.
The levator scapula stretch can be done several times a day. It is a safe and effective exercise that can help to improve neck pain and stiffness.
Here are some of the benefits of the levator scapula stretch:
- Reduces neck pain and stiffness
- Improves range of motion in the neck
- Helps to prevent further injury to the levator scapulae muscle
- Can be done at home or at the office
- Is a safe and effective exercise
If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness, the levator scapula stretch may be a helpful exercise for you. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to see if this stretch is right for you.