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Trigger Point Blog — Multifidus

Trigger Point Therapy - Understanding and Treating Multifidus

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  Multifidus Trigger Points Explained    Treating Lower Back Pain - Online Course Treating Trigger Points - 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)...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Multifidus / Rotatores

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  Treating Trigger Points in Multifidi - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger Points in Multifidus 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...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Facet Joint Syndrome/Disease

Posted by Judith Winer on

The facet joint is highly innervated with pain receptors, making it susceptible to producing back pain. The facet joints in the vertebral column are located posterior to the vertebral body, and their role is to assist the spine in performing movements such as flexion, extension, side-bending, and rotation. Depending on their location and orientation, the facet joints will allow certain types of motion but restrict others: for example, the lumbar spine is limited in rotation, but flexion and extension are freely permitted. In the thoracic spine, rotation and flexion are freely permitted; extension, however, is limited by the facet joints...

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