Levator Scapulae

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Levator Scapulae

Pictured above is the levator scapulae. The levator scapulae is a very influential muscle on proper neck posture. Click Here for SMR technique instructions.

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The muscles are layered, showing how some of the muscles are covered by others. All of the muscles are see-through so that you can appreciate the location and size of each muscle relative to the others.

Individual upper back & neck muscles you might be interested in: (any inactive links will be live soon)

Muscles that attach to the head (mastoid or other skull bone) and the neck (cervical vertebrae) and/or head & torso (thoracic vertebrae and/or ribs)

  1. Sternocleidomastoid
  2. Trapezius
  3. Splenius Capitus
  4. Longissimus Capitus
  5. Semispinalis Capitus

Muscles that attach to the neck (cervical vertebrae) and another area of the spine (cervical or thoracic vertebrae) and/or ribs

  1. Anterior Scalene
  2. Medial Scalene
  3. Posterior Scalene
  4. Splenius Cervicis
  5. Semispinalis Cervicis

Muscles that attach to the head or neck & the shoulder blade (scapula)

  1. Trapezius
  2. Levator Scapulae

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