Cervical spinal nerve 1
The cervical spinal nerve 1 (C1) is a spinal nerve of the cervical segment. C1 carries predominantly motor fibres, but also a small meningeal branch that supplies sensation to parts of the dura around the foramen magnum (via dorsal rami).
|Cervical spinal nerve|
The plan of the cervical and brachial plexuses
The spinal cord with spinal nerves
It originates from the spinal column from above the cervical vertebra 1 (C1).
Muscles innervated by this nerve are:
- Geniohyoid muscle- through Hypoglossal nerve
- Rectus capitis anterior muscle
- Longus capitis muscle (partly)
- Rectus capitis lateralis muscle
- Splenius cervicis muscle (partly)
- Rectus capitis posterior major muscle
- levator scapulae muscle (partly)
- Thyrohyoid muscle – through hypoglossal nerve
- Omohyoid – through Ansa cervicalis
- Sternohyoid – through Ansa cervicalis
- "Nervous System — Groups of Nerves" from spinalcordinjuryzone.com. Published February 23, 2004. Archived Dec 23, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
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