Muscle Anatomy

levator scapulae

The levator scapulae is a small muscle on the back and side of the neck beneath the upper trapezius.


The levator scapulae originates from the transverse processes of the upper four or five cervical vertebrae.


It inserts on the medial border of the scapula.


The levator scapulae muscle assists the trapezius in scapula elevation.