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Levator Scapulae

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


Origin

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

Insertion

It inserts on the medial border of the scapula.

Function

The levator scapulae muscle assists the trapezius in scapula elevation.

Levator Scapulae