transversospinales (muscles)

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trans·ver·so·spi·na·les (mus·cles)

the group of deep back muscles that originate from transverse processes of the vertebrae and pass to spinous processes of higher vertebrae; they act as rotators and include the semispinalis (for example, capitis, cervicis, thoracis), multifidus, and rotatores (for example, cervicis, thoracis, lumborum) muscles. All are innervated by dorsal primary rami of spinal nerves.
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The aim of this narrative review was to determine, based on existing literature, normal and abnormal imaging parameters of paraspinal muscles (transversospinales, rotators, multifidus, and semispinalis) and the erector spinae (iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis) and their association with spinal degenerative features (disc degeneration, facet joint osteoarthritis, etc.) and LBP.
The databases were searched for the following keywords: paraspinal muscles, multifidus, transversospinales, erector spinae, spine, spinal degeneration, and low back pain.