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Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain

By June 15, 2011

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Relieve neck and shoulder pain with a simple massage technique for your levator scapula muscle.
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After a stressful day of driving, managing the kids and/or working at the computer you may find you have sore shoulders. In particular, there's one spot at the top of the shoulder blade that can get really tender. The muscle is called the levator scapula muscle (levator refers to lift, and scapula is the flat triangular bone known as your shoulderblade). Here's an easy massage technique you can do to address the levator scapula sore spot, or have a friend do it for you. Massage your levator scap.

| Levator Scap Muscle | Back Pain | Back Massage |

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