Transversospinales

The transversospinales are a group of muscles of the human back. Their combined action is rotation and extension of the vertebral column. These muscles are small and have a poor mechanical advantage for contributing to motion. They include:

Transversospinales
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Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli.
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Deep muscles of the back.
Details
Origintransverse process
Insertionspinous process
NervePosterior ramus of spinal nerve
ActionsExtend vertebral column (bilateral contraction); rotate vertebral column (unilateral contraction) Antagonist =
Identifiers
Latinmusculi transversospinales
TAA04.3.02.201
FMA71304
Anatomical terms of muscle


External linksEdit

  • Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic exercise. Authors: Michael L. Voight, Barabara J. Hoogenboom, William E. Prentice.