M. Splenius cervicis

Origin

  • Th3-Th6 spinosus process
  • Lig. Supraspinale

Attachment

  • Transverse process tuberclc

Innervation

  • C1-C5 Rr. Dorsal

Plexa

Function

Unilateral function

  • Lateral flexion of cervical spine
  • Ipsilateral rotation of cervical spine

Bilateral function

  • Extension of the cervical spine

Artery

Antagonist

Joints involved

Descriptive text

The muscle is located below the upper part of M. trapezius. It is thin and flat.

Exercise

Training tips

Therapist tips

  • Often involved in “gamnacke”.
  • Trigger points in the muscle can cause pain behind the eye

Treatment recommendations

  • Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Dry needling
  • Ledmanipulation
  • Stretch (home stretch and by therapist)
  • TENS
  • NMES
  • Cervical traction
  • Heating / Cooling

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