Rectus Capitis Lateralis



- origin: superior surfaces of the transverse processes of the atlas;
- insertion: inferior surface of the jugular process of the occipital bone;
- action: aids in lateral flexion of the head on the neck;
- nerve supply: C1, C2;
- synergists:  Longus Capitis, Longissimus Capitis, Semispinalis capitis



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:49 am