chapter  4
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Trunk and Back Musculature

Obliquus capitis inferior (LSB 7.8 g; Fig. 23) • Usual attachments: From the spinous processes of C2 to the transverse process

of C1 (Sonntag 1923, Miller 1952). • Usual innervation: Branch of the dorsal ramus of the first cervical nerve (Miller

1952: P. paniscus). Obliquus capitis superior (LSB 5.5 g; Fig. 23) • Usual attachments: From the transverse process of C1 to the occipital bone

(Sonntag 1923, Miller 1952). • Usual innervation: Branch of the dorsal ramus of the first cervical nerve (Miller

1952: P. paniscus). Rectus capitis anterior • Usual attachments: Rectus capitis anterior major runs from C3 to C6 to the

basiocciput, receiving a slip from the scalenus anterior, while the rectus capitis anterior minor runs from the anteroventral surface of the lateral mass of C1 to the basiocciput, ventral to the foramen magnum and occipital condyle, and dorsolateral to the insertion of the longus capitis (Sonntag 1923, 1924, Miller 1952, Dean 1985).