transversospinalis muscle

trans·ver·so·spi·nal·is mus·cle

(trans-vĕr'sō-spī-nā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
The group of muscles that originate from transverse processes of vertebrae and pass to spinous processes of higher vertebrae; they act as rotators and include the semispinalis (capitis, cervicis, thoracis), multifidus, and rotatores (cervicis, thoracis, lumborum) muscles. All are innervated by dorsal primary rami of spinal nerves.
Synonym(s): musculus transversospinalis [TA] , transversospinal muscle.
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One of the main goals of MISS is to reduce trauma to the two posterior paraspinal muscle groups, including the deep paramedian transversospinalis muscle group and the more superficial and lateral erector spine muscles [2].