multifidus muscle

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mul·tif·i·dus mus·cle

(mŭl-tif'i-dŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from the sacrum, sacroiliac ligament, mammillary processes of the lumbar vertebrae, transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae, and articular processes of last four cervical vertebrae; insertion, into the spinous processes of all the vertebrae up to and including the axis; action, rotates vertebral column; nerve supply, dorsal primary rami of spinal nerves.
Synonym(s): musculus multifidus lumborum [TA] , musculus multifidus [TA] .
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2003) Multifidi muscles median frequency before and after spinal stabilization exercises.
The IMS group received the treatment described above, and additional needling in the multifidi muscles at C3 and C5 level.