Sports Medicine/Levator Scapulae



I am 23, 185lbs, ft. I've been diagnosed with a winged scapula that has been an issue for over 1 year. I had a nerve test done and no damage. I also have good posture and exercise regularly. I have gone through physical therapy that seemed to help build stabilizing muscles but the issue remains and I'm almost confident that the problem is within the base of my neck. After regularly stretching my neck it got to the point where it would crack at the base near C7. The pain and symptoms have persisted and have continued onto my right side. It feels like my left shoulder is rolled foreword and my right back ward. Do you have any recommendations on treatment or exercises focused on this area?

Thanks in advance, this is the first time I've tried this website

Hi Matthew,

I'm sorry you are having problems with your scapula and neck. I think a good starting point would be to get an MRI of your scapula and neck so you could get information and an idea of what is going on so you could then direct your treatment accordingly.

Best of luck and I wish you a full recovery.

Kind regards,

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Hope T. Horton, RN, BSN


Questions related to knee, shoulder, hip and ankle injuries, including treatment options and what is involved in recovery from injuries including surgical and non surgical interventions.


I an a registered nurse and have worked in orthopaedics and sports medicine for over twenty years (since 1993).

Graduated summa cum laude as the valedictorian from Regis University in Denver, CO with my BSN. Prior to that I was an EMT working in emergency rooms in Vail, CO and Denver, CO as well as on an ambulance in Vail, CO.

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Elected Valedictorian of my class and awarded to Regent Award for excellence in academics. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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