In this article, we will discuss about the Iliocostalis cervicis muscle. So, let’s get started.
Iliocostalis cervicis muscle
It originates from the angles of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth (3-6) ribs and gets inserted into the posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the fourth, fifth, and sixth (4-6) cervical vertebrae. It is innervated by the posterior branch of the spinal nerve (C6-C8) and artery supply is through the intercostal arteries. Its chief action is unilateral flexion of the cervical vertebrae to the ipsilateral side and extension of the cervical vertebrae.