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Scalene Muscles

Summary Information: Scalene Muscles

Scalene Muscles: The scalene muscles are a group of three paired muscles located in the lateral neck. The scalene muscles include the scalenus anterior, scalenus medius, and scalenus posterior. The scalene muscles originate from the cervical vertebrae and insert on the ribs. They are innervated by the cervical spinal nerves C-3 through C-8.

The scalene muscles have a variety of functions, including assisting with the act of inspiration, and are considered accessory muscles of respiration. Conditions that can afflict the scalene muscles include thoracic outlet syndrome, overuse injuries, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.

Closely Related Organs: Scalene Muscles

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Scalene Muscles

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Other Names: Scalene Muscles

The following are other names for the organ: Scalene Muscles:

  • Scalenes
  • Lateral vertebral muscles

Sub Parts: Scalene Muscles

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Scalene Muscles

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