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Blogs and Articles — Multifidus

Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

Posted by Judith Winer on

    Lower back pain is often associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is often attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves, herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain may be associated with trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see certain “classic” trigger points when dealing with Lower back Pain (LBP). For example - the erector...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Multifidus / Rotatores

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Multifidi and Rotatores - Trigger Point Anatomy       Trigger Points in Multifidi may be the cause of a high percentage of back pain, and may increase the chance of back injuries occurring The multifidus muscles help to take pressure off the vertebral discs so that our body weight can be well distributed along the spine. These muscles are a major contributor to neuromuscular efficiency of the “core.” The superficial muscle group keeps our spine straight while the deep muscle group contributes significantly to the stability of our spine. These two groups of multifidus muscles are recruited during many...

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Treating Trigger Points for Back Pain - Multifidi

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating Trigger Points in Multifidi - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   These trigger points can be troublesome to locate and treat, but there are some simple tips that can help make it easier Multifidi are deep muscles that act as shock absorbers and tension buffers between the spine and the prime movers of the trunk. Their fibers go from the top of the neck to the posterior sacrum. When these muscles shorten, stiffen, and tighten, the shock-absorbent quality is lessened or lost and the neuromuscular integrity of the spine is affected. The multifidi and rotators both work to stabilize...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Understanding and Treating Multifidus

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Multifidus Trigger Points Explained        Treating Lower Back Pain - Online Course     The role of the multifidus in producing an extension force is essential to the stability of the lumbar spine The multifidus is the most medial of the lumbar back muscles, and its fibers converge near the lumbar spinous processes to an attachment known as the mammillary process. The fibers radiate inferiorly, passing to the transverse processes of the vertebrae that lie two, three, four, and five levels below. Those fibers that extend below the level of the last lumbar vertebra (L5) anchor to the...

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