Levator Scapulae

Levator Scapulae The structure indicated is the levator scapulae muscle. The levator scapulae muscle is one of the superficial muscles of the back. There are three groups of back mucsles: Superficial Intermediate Deep The superficial group of back muscles consists of 5 muscles: Trapezius Latissimus dorsi Levator scapulae Rhomboid major Rhomboid minor The name “levator scapulae”, is the Latin for “elevator of the scapula”, which describes the function of this muscle. Origin: Transverse processes of cervical vertebrae CI to C4 Insertion: Upper aspect of medial border of scapula Action: Elevates scapula Innervation: Dorsal scapula nerve Learn more about the anatomy …

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