Pictured above are the muscles in the back of the neck. The levator scapulae and sternocleidomastoid are labelled on the right and all of the muscles in the back of the neck are listed on the left. The levator scapulae and sternocleidomastoid are very influential muscles for proper neck posture. Click Here for SMR technique instructions.
Click Here for a list of all the muscles.
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)
Muscles that attach to the neck (cervical vertebrae) and another area of the spine (cervical or thoracic vertebrae) and/or ribs
Muscles that attach to the head or neck & the shoulder blade (scapula)
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