Splenius Cervicis

Joe Muscolino

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The splenius cervicis. The splenius capitis has been ghosted in.


  • The splenius cervicis attaches from the spinous processes of T3−T6 to the posterior tubercles of the transverse processes of C1-C3.



  • The splenius cervicis extends, laterally flexes, and ipsilaterally rotates the neck at the spinal joints.


NOTE: Where they overlap, the splenius cervicis is deep to the splenius capitis from the posterior perspective.