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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Evidence of lumbar multifidus muscle wasting ipsilateral to symptoms in patients with acute/subacute low back pain.
[13,14] It has been also reported that the multifidus muscle is stiffer in patients with chronic low back pain than in asymptomatic patients with reference to elastographic measurements.
Assessment of several outcomes could not be included, such as surgically-induced spinal instability, paraspinal muscle denervation, particularly multifidus muscle atrophy, muscle cell injury, peri-operative blood loss and post-operative use of analgesics.
(43) reported the mean percentage fat content of the multifidus muscle as 14.5% (95% CI: 10.8%, 18.3%) in the volunteers.
The multifidus muscle attaches to the spine at multiple levels, and is the strongest stabilizer of the lower back.
Effects of WBVE sessions were shown on the multifidus muscle in nine horses with clinical signs of back pain associated with lameness.
For the testing of multifidus muscle control, participants were instructed to draw in their abdomen and hold for 10 seconds in a crook lying position.
The lumbar multifidus muscle, of particular interest, has been studied in normal subjects and in patients suffering from LBP.
The clinical utility for the use of ultrasound for assess the cross-sectional area of the multifidus muscle in LBP patients continues to grow (25).
Scientific basis of minimally invasive spine surgery: Prevention of multifidus muscle injury during posterior lumbar surgery.