Stretching the levator scap can help prevent and relieve shoulder and neck pain and tightness, as well as help relieve headaches.
The levator scap sits at the back and side of the neck. It helps elevate or lift the scapula (shoulder blade). When we have a lot of tension, sit at a computer for a long time, or drive for a long time, we tend to irritate this muscle. It can not only cause shoulder and neck pain, but it can also cause tension headaches.