Internal Oblique Muscle
Longissimus Capitis Muscle
Muscularis longissimus capitis
Attachments of Longissimus Capitis: Origin & Insertion
Origin: Transverse processes T1 – T5: articular processes of C4 or C5-C7.
Insertion: Posterior portion of the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
Insertion and origin of the longissimus capitis muscle.
Actions of the Longissimus Capitis Muscle:
- Bilateral action extends and hyperextends the head.
Nerves Supply to the Longissimus Capitis:
- Dorsal rami of the spinal nerves.
Overview of the Muscles of the Back:
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