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Trap Growth and Headaches

Hey CT,

Every time my traps go through a growth spurt I start experiencing neck pain and intermittent headaches. Is this related to growth in the traps at all?

[quote]jdrannin1 wrote:
Hey CT,

Every time my traps go through a growth spurt I start experiencing neck pain and intermittent headaches. Is this related to growth in the traps at all? [/quote]

No, it’s related to inflammation in the levator scapulae and splenius, which are not very tolerant and are hit hard during traps work.

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

[quote]jdrannin1 wrote:
Hey CT,

Every time my traps go through a growth spurt I start experiencing neck pain and intermittent headaches. Is this related to growth in the traps at all? [/quote]

No, it’s related to inflammation in the levator scapulae and splenius, which are not very tolerant and are hit hard during traps work.[/quote]

Is this anything to worry about? Can it lead to shoulder problems?