Trapezius Upper


Summary

Location:In the upper back and neck, running from the base of the skull to the middle of the back, and out to the shoulders.

Information

Group:Shoulder
Subgroup:Trapezius
Side(s) of body:Back, Front
Function/Action:Scapular Elevator, Head Lateral Flexor

Details

Joint:Scapulothoracic, Cervical, Thoracic
Bone:Scapula, Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae
Origin:Base of the skull (occipital bone) and the ligamentum nuchae, which is a fibrous structure in the neck.
Insertion:Lateral third of the clavicle and the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade).