Your Neck Muscles

The muscles in the neck and shoulders need to be strong to hold the neck and head in place. These muscles also help move the neck and shoulders. Your healthcare provider can recommend exercises to help stretch and strengthen your neck muscles.

  • Trapezius muscles help shrug the shoulders and raise the head.

  • Levator scapulae muscles help control movement of the shoulder blades.

  • Sternocleidomastoid muscles help turn the head.

Side view of man showing neck muscles.

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