Function of SubOccipital Muscles
Rectus Capitis Posterior Major
Rectus Capitis Posteror Minor
Obliquus Capitis Superior
Obliquus Capitis Interior
Small Neck Muscles. The clicking (crepitation) noises that are commonly heard with neck rotation are the result of these 4 small neck muscles becoming hypertonic (See Animation Below).
Small (Suboccipital) Neck Muscles
Ascending Postural Distortional Pattern that can lead to neck aches (often misdiagnosed as headaches).
Tightness in the Oblique and Rectus Capiti muscles radiates to the occipital tubercles. When chronic can lead to dull aching in the cranium.