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What are the muscles in the neck?

There are many muscles in the neck. Sternocleidomastoid and trapezius are two of the biggest ones. Smaller neck muscles include the levator scapula and the scalenes.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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