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Splenius cervicis muscle

In this article we will discuss about Splenius cervicis muscle.

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

Splenius cervicis

It originates from the transverse processes of T3-T6 and gets inserted into the posterior tubercles of transverse processes of C1-C3. It is innervated by the posterior rami of C5-C6 and artery supply is through the transverse cervical artery and occipital artery. It’s chief action is extension of cervical spine along with ipsilateral rotation and flexion of neck.

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