some important "points"
The levator scapula apears to be involved in a number of shoulder problems and can even be implicated in migraine headaches (1). It commonly exhibits trigger points in cervical radiculopathy cases as well (2).
From its proximal attachment to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae, to its distal attachment to . . .
From its proximal attachment to the upper 4 cervical transverse processes to its distal attachment to the superior medial border of the scapula, this muscle has multiple actions:
- elevating the scapula
- tipping the glenoid downward
- ipsilateral rotation of the cervical spine
- ipsilateral flexion . . .
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