Longissimus Capitis muscle

Origin of Longissimus Capitis

Posterior surface of transverse processes of T1 to T5 and the articular tubercle of C4 to C7.

Insertion of Longissimus Capitis

Posterior margin of mastoid process and adjacent occipital bone.

Muscle Action/Function of Longissimus Capitis

Extends the head and rotates the head to the same (ipsilateral) side.

Arterial (Blood) Supply of Longissimus Capitis

Muscular branches of the occipital artery from the external carotid artery.
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Longissimus Capitis Video

Longissimus Capitis - the upper part of Longissimus

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