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Splenius Cervicis – Functional Anatomy

Splenius Cervicis Anatomy: – This is a broad, flat muscle that wraps around the lateral neck. It anchors in the upper thoracic vertebrae and inserts on the upper cervical vertebrae. This makes it a “jack of all trades, master of none,” as it assists in extension, rotation, side-bending, and strapping things down. Origin – spinous …

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Splenius Capitis – Functional Anatomy

Overview Splenius capitis is a broad, flat sheet that originates along the mid-line of the neck’s base. It wraps the lateral muscles and inserts onto the lateral base of the skull. Its relationship with the splenius cervicis complicates the anatomy. Origin midline fascia over the ligamentum nuchae from C3 – C7 the spinous processes of …

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Self Care – Headache on the Top of Your Head

Here you will find ways to get relief on your own for the headache on the top of your head. You can also read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that typically create it in this post. Avoid sustained postures with your chin jutting forward, especially while twisting it from one side, …

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Splenius Capitis – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromusuclar massage and integrative treatment notes with links to anatomy and protocols. Splenius capitis originates from the lower cervicals and upper thoracics. It straps around the neck musculature and inserts on the occipital and temporal bones. That puts it in a perfect position to assist the contralateral sternocleidomastoid in rotating the head. The splenii muscles also …

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Cervical Lamina Supine – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

This classical neuromuscular protocol treats the posterior neck, which has a complex muscular structure. Treatment of the cervical lamina is more effective when it follows the treatment of sub-occipital muscles. It can be amazing for loosening restricted vertebrae and preparing for work in the upper extremities or resolving cervicogenic headaches. If you’d like to review …

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Stiffness at the Base of the Neck When Turning – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromuscular therapy for releasing splenius has the classic “corkscrew” maneuver. Preparation for that technique is critical for comfort, ease of release and lasting results. The trigger point is actually near C7 at the base of the neck but does not release easily or completely when the costovertebral joint of T3 is displaced. Shearing in the …

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Headache on the Top of Your Head

Clients touch the top of their heads, saying, “I have a headache on the top of my head.” Almost always, they lean forward with their chin up and turned to one side while talking. As well, they tend to bend at the waist while sitting to make this more comfortable. Many of them complain of neck …

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