levator scapulae muscle

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le·va·tor scap·u·lae mus·cle

(le-vā'tŏr skap'yū-lē mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from posterior tubercles of transverse processes of four upper cervical vertebrae; insertion, into superior angle of scapula; action, raises the scapula; nerve supply, dorsal scapular nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus levator scapulae [TA] , elevator muscle of scapula.
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Blood Supply to the Levator Scapulae Muscle Relative to Carotid Artery Protection.
upper trapezius, levator scapulae, quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, piriformis and tensor fasciae latae) than in phasic muscles, (4) and in high demand muscles more than in low demand muscles.
Myofascial trigger points and adhesions were detected in the right rhomboid, deltoid, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis, latissimus dorsi, upper trapezius, levator scapulae and cervical spine musculature.
TrPs were bilaterally searched in upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, splenius capitis, masseter, levator scapulae, superior oblique (extra-ocular), and suboccipital muscles.
Those muscles include your rhomboids, levator scapulae, trapezius, posterior deltoids, and the rotator cuff.
"Upper traps, levator scapulae and sternocleidomastoid swoop in and try to give support to the weak muscles.
Either way this may cause continuous postural lengthening and inhibition of the trapezius and levator scapulae, often resulting in cervical stiffness, (49) cervical myofascial tenderness and pain, (6, 15, 37-39) scapular dyskinesis and shoulder impingement syndrome, (6, 24-29, 34, 35, 40) and rotator cuff injuries.
The fascia covering the floor of the posterior triangle was removed by fine dissection and the scalene muscles, levator scapulae muscle and splenius capitus muscle were exposed and identified.
The procedure involves detaching the trapezius, rhomboid, and levator scapulae muscles at the midline origin followed by removing the omovertebral bone.
The branches emerge at the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, anterolateral to the levator scapulae and middle scalene muscles at the level of the superior pole of the thyroid cartilage [9, 10].
The diagnosis for these patients varied from no diagnosis to thoracic degenerative discogenic pain, costovertebral joint dysfunction, levator scapulae syndrome, thoracic facet syndrome, dorsal back strain, myofascial pain of the rhomboids and finally DSN entrapment.