Iliocostalis cervicis muscle

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.

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