Anatomical Connection Found Between the Rectus Capitis Posterior Major and the Dura Mater
SOURCE: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 (Mar 15); 37 (6): 530
Scali F, Marsili ES, Pontell ME.
School of Medicine,
St. George’s University,
Grenada, West Indies
A new study, just published in Spine Journal, reports on an investigation of the muscles of the suboccipital triangle and their relationship to cervicogenic headaches.
During the anatomic study of thirteen cadaver specimens, it was discovered that eleven of the 13 specimens had a connection between the rectus capitis posterior major muscle (at C2) and the spinal dura mater. 
A previous report by Hack (Spine 1995)  discussed a connection found between the rectus capitis posterior minor and the dura mater and its relationship to cervicogenic headache. (more…)