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The Erector Spinae Group
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The nine (9) muscles of the Erector spinae group are deep back muscles. They include the Iliocostalis Lumborum, Iliocostalis Thoracis, Iliocostalis Cervicis, Longissimus Thoracis, Longissimus Cervicis, Longissimus Capitis, Spinalis Thoracis, Spinalis Cervicis, and Spinalis Capitis.

 

Longissimus Cervicis

The Longissimus Cervicis is a deep muscle of the back.

Anatomical Attachments:

  • Origin: Attaches to the transverse processes of T1 through T5 vertebrae.
  • Insertion: Attaches to the transverse process of the 2nd to 6th cervical vertebrae.

Action: Acting with the Longissimus Thoracis extends the vertebral column, flexes it to one side, and pulls the ribs inferiorly.

Synergist: Semispinalis capitis and cervicis, Splenius capitis and cervicis, Spinalis cervicis, Interspinales, Iliocostalis cervicis, Multifidus.

Antagonist: Sternocleidomastoid, Longus colli and capitis, Scalenus anterior, medius, and posterior.

Nerve Supply: Posterior rami of the spinal nerves

Vascular supply: Intercostal and lumbar arteries, muscular branches of the occipital, and the deep cervical branches of the costocervical trunk arteries

 

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