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Posterior Scalene: The posterior scalene is a paired muscle located in the neck. The posterior scalene originates on cervical vertebrae C-5 and C-6 and inserts on the second and/or third rib. The posterior scalene has a variety of actions, including elevating the ribs during respiration and flexing the neck to the side. It is innervated by the ventral rami.
Conditions that can afflict the posterior scalene include whiplash, myalga, rupture, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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