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Scalenus Posterior: The scalenus posterior is one of a group of three paired muscles located in the lateral neck. The scalenus posterior originates from the transverse process of vertebrae C-5 through C-7 and inserts on the second rib. The scalenus posterior is innervated by the cervical spinal nerves, C-6 and C-8.
The scalenus posterior flexes the neck, rotates the head, and elevates the ribs during inspiration. It is considered an accessory muscle of respiration. Conditions that can afflict the scalenus posterior include thoracic outlet syndrome, overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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