So what causes the sacrum to rotate? Poor posture, bad lifting techniques, changes in the pelvic region and lower spine caused by hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, falls and injuries, childbirth, or tight muscles being strengthened with bad form or pelvic positioning.
How Destabilized Shoulder Blades cause Neck and Upper Back Pain: Because the Rhomboids, and Middle and Lower Trapezius muscles are stretched and weak, the work of anchoring the shoulder blades to the spinal column passes to the Levator Scapula and Upper Trapezius, both of which can't avoid their anatomical role of suspending the shoulder blades from the neck/cervical spine.
Overcoming Chronic Neck Pain: Postural Causes and A Unique Exercise Fix
Levator Scap Stretch... really important! A common manifestation of stress is that we hunch our shoulders, which shortens this muscle. To do this stretch, pretend you are smelling your armpit (you can apply extra force using your hand, but you want it to be just a taut, pulling feeling, not painful). Hold this for 15-20 seconds, take a 5 second break and repeat the stretch.
Hand-on-wall stretch, which consists of placing one palm on a wall, bracing your core, and turning your head in the opposite direction as displayed in the picture, improves posture, opens up the shoulders, and relieves hand pains associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. The hand-on-wall stretch is perfect for at home, at the office, or even at the airport after sitting for multiple hours on a flight.