Over the last four to five years, I have had a chronic injury to the levator scapulae on my left side. It is particularly prone to strain while pressing, especially overhead. Massage therapy helps alleviate the short term symptoms, but it doesn't seem to decrease the likelihood of re-injury. I've both gone to physiotherapy and looked up re/pre-hab movements to help strengthen and stretch the muscle. Face-oulls, overhead shrugs, isometric holds, stretching the levator scap/scalenes, using a theracane/lacrosse ball/myofascial release; nothing seems to be helping though. The issue will clear up after a work or so, but I have probably strained it over 100 times in the last five years. I have left overhead pressing and deadlifting alone (also seems to exacerbate the problem) for stretches, but it doesn't seem to have much effect. Anyone experience similar issues? Any suggestions for what could help? I'm at the point where I am considering dropping overhead pressing, but it seems like its not really addressing the underlying problem. I should also mention that I grapple somewhat frequently, as much as 5-6 times a week, which is also a huge contributor to the stress on my neck. It is usually only during lifting that I experience a strain.