Dry Needling - Iliocostalis and Longissimus
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling for Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner
These muscles are constantly working - and vulnerable to active trigger points
The Iliocostalis and Longissimus are both very long back muscles that run parallel with the spine.
Pain from active trigger points is typically referred downwards into the lower, mid and upper the back.
Longissimus pain pattern 1 - refers down into the lower back
Longissimus pain pattern 2 - pain referred down into buttock
Iliocostalis pain pattern 1 - refers down into the mid back
Iliocostalis pain pattern 2 - refers into the upper back
Iliocostalis pain pattern 3 - refers down into the buttock
These muscles are used almost all the time when you are awake, as they are both important "posture" muscles. It is this constant activity that makes them so vulnerable to developing active trigger points.
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