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The Longus Capitis is a member of the Prevertebral Group, which is composed of the:
- Longus colli
- Longus capitis
- Rectus capitis anterior
- Rectus capitis lateralis
- The longus capitis attaches from cervical spine to the occiput.
- The inferior attachments are onto C3-C5 (transverse processes).
- Flexes the neck and head at the spinal joints.
- Laterally flexes the neck and head at the spinal joints.
NOTE: The longus capitis and longus colli are often injured during whiplash accidents.