Splenius capitis muscle

In this article we will discuss about Splenius capitis muscle. So let’s get started.

Splenius capitis

It originates from the lower half of the nuchal ligament and spinous process of C7 and upper three or four thoracic vertebrae and gets inserted into the mastoid process of temporal bone, occipital bone and lateral part of the superior nuchal line. It is innervated by the posterior ramus of spinal nerves C3-C4 and artery supply is through the muscular branches of aorta. It’s chief action is head extension along with lateral flexion and rotation of cervical spine.

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