Spinalis cervicis muscle - Musculus spinalis cervicis


The spinalis cervicis is the cervical part of the spinalis muscle and the forward continuation of the spinalis thoracis, that attaches to cervical vertebral spinous processes.

Origin: forward extension of the spinalis thoracis (that extends across the spinous processes of one or more thoracic vertebrae, and sometimes last cervical vertebra)

Insertion: spinous processes of Vth to 2nd cervical vertebrae

Action: fixes the thoracic vertebral column and extends the neck

Nerve: Dorsal branches of the cervical and thoracic nerves

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
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