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