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Spinalis Cervicis Muscle

image descriptionSpinalis Cevicis:

Unlabelled image of the muscles of the back.
Labelled image of the semispinalis capitis, longissimus capitis, spinalis cervicis, splenius cervicis, iliocostalis cervicis, iliocostalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis, iliocostalis lumborum, and spinalis thoracis muscles
Labelled image of the semispinalis capitis, longissimus capitis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, iliocostalis cervicis, iliocostalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis, iliocostalis lumborum, and spinalis thoracis muscles
Labelled image of the longissimus capitis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, iliocostalis cervicis, ilicostalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis, iliocostalis lumborum, and spinalis thoracis muscles
Labelled image of the semispinalis capitis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus capitis, spinalis thoracis, and longissimus thoracis muscles
Labelled image of the spinalis cervicis, and spinalis thoracis muscles
Labelled image of the spinalis cervicis muscle
Muscularis spinalis cervicis.
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image descriptionAttachments of Spinalis Cervicis:  Origin & Insertion

Origin: Lower ligamentum nuchae; spinous process of C6 or C7 (sometimes T1 or T2).

Insertion: Spinous processes of axis (sometimes C3 or C4).

Unlabelled image of the muscles of the back.
Labelled image of the origin and insertion of the spinalis cervicis muscle.
Insertion and origin of the spinalis cervicis.
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Actions of the Spinalis Cervicis Muscle:

  1. Bilateral action: image descriptionextends and hyperextends the cervical (neck) portion of the vertebral column.
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Extensions of neck vertebrae animation slide 4
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Extension of the neck vertebrae.

Nerve Supply to Spinalis Cervicis:

  1. dorsal rami of the lower cervical and thoracic spinal nerves.

Overview of the Muscles of the Back:

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Test yourself image showing answers: Semispinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, iliocostalis cervicis, iliocostalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis, iliocostalis lumborum, spinalis thoracis
Test yourself image showing answers: Longissimus capitis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, iliocostalis cervicis, iliocostalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis, iliocostalis lumborum, spinalis lumborum
Test yourself image showing answers: Longissimus capitis, spinalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, spinalis thoracis, longissimus thoracis
Test yourself image showing answers: Spinalis cervicis, spinalis thoracis
Test yourself image showing answers: Spinalis cervicis
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