Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor

- origin: the tubercle on the posterior arch of the atlas;
- insertion: the medial part of the inferior nuchal line of the occipital bone and the surface between it and the foramen magnum;
- action: extends the head at the neck;
- nerve supply: a branch of the dorsal primary division of the suboccipital nerve;
- synergists: rectus capitus posterior major, Obliquus capitis superior, Longissimus CapitisSemispinalis capitis

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:58 am