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ErectorSpinae

TheErectorSpinaeMusclesworktogethertokeepthespineerectaswellasassistinbendingsidewardsmotionsandassistingtheextension
oftheNeckandfacetoturn

TheErectorSpinaemuscleactuallyconsistsofthreecolumnsofmuscles,theIliocostalis,Longissimus,andSpinalis,each
runningparalleloneitheroutersideoftheVertebraandextendingfromthelowerbackoftheskullallthewaydowntothe
Pelvis.TheErectorSpinaeprovidesresistancethatassistsinthecontrolactionofbendingforwardatthewaistaswellas
actingaspowerfulextensorstopromotethereturnofthebacktotheerectposition.Duringfullflexion(i.e.,whentouching
fingertipstofloor),theErectorSpinaeMusclesarerelaxedandstrainisborneentirelybyligamentsofback,howeveronthe
reversalofthemovement,theErectorSpinaeinconjunctionwiththeHamstringmusclesandGluteusMaximusmuscles
(buttocks)isprimarilyresponsiblefortheextensionoftheback(straightenthespine)aswellasmorespecificmovements
suchastheextensionoftheneckandsidewardsmovementofthehead.

MusclesthatmakeuptheErectorSpinae
ILIOCOSTALMUSCLES
ThefurthestfromtheVertebraofalltheErectorSpinaemusclestheIliocostalismuscleischieflyresponsiblewithassisting
extensionandlaterallyflexofthevertebralcolumn,maintainingerectpostureaswellasbendingthevertebralcolumntothe
sameside.TheIliocostalisMusclesoriginattachmentpointistheLumbosacralFascia,theinferior6ribs(thoracis)andribs
3to6(cervicis).Theinsertionattachmentpointsaretheanglesofribs7to12(lumborumandthoracis)transverse
processesofcervicalC6C4(cervicis).

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TheIliocostalisMuscleisoneofthreemuscleswhichmakeuptheErectorSpinaeMuscles

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THELONGISSIMUSDORSIMUSCLES
TheLongissimusDorsiMusclethelongestofthebackandismadeupof3distinctparts,theCapitis,theCervicisandthe
Thoracis.
1.TheCapitisMusclesareusedtoholdtheheaderectaswellasrotatingtowardthesamesideofthemusclethatis
contracting.Theoriginattachmentpointsarefromthelateralofthetopfouranditsinsertionpointismastoidprocess
oftheskull.
2.TheCervicisMusclesareresponsibleforbendingthetopoftheneckandassistinkeepingthecervicalspineerect.
Theoriginpointfromnarrowtendonsfromthelateralofthetopfouranditsinsertionpointsarefromthelateralofthe
cervicalvertebra2throughtill6.
3.TheThoracisMusclesassistsinthemotionofbackwardandsidewardsbending,keepingthespineerectandpulling
theribsdownwardtohelpwithbreathing.ItsoriginattachmentpointisfromtheLumbosacralFasciaanditstwo
insertionpointsarethetransverseprocessesofthe,andlaterallythelowernineortenribs,justwheretheybeginto
curveawayfromthespine.

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TheLongissimusDorsiMuscleisconsideredtobeoneofthelongestmusclesinthehumanbody.

THESPINALISMUSCLES
TheSpinalismusclesaretheclosesttotheVertebraofalltheErectorSpinaemusclesandconsistsoftwomuscles,the
CervicisandtheThoracis.
1.TheSpinalisCervicisoriginpointsarefromthelowerligamentumnuchae:spinousprocessesofC6orC7andthe
insertionpointofattachmentisthespinousprocessoftheaxis.TheSpinalisCervicisMusclesworkcloselywiththe
SpinalisThoracismuscletoextendandlaterallyflexvertebralcolumnsuchaswhenyoutrytostandtalltoincrease
yourheightbyextendingthegapbetweenyour.
2.TheSpinalisThoracisoriginpointsarefromtheinnerportionoftheLumbosacralFasciaaswellasfromthespinous
processesofT11toL2.ItsinsertionpointsaremostifnotallofthespinousprocessesoftheupperfromT2toT8.
TheSpinalisThoracismuscleworkcloselywiththeSpinalisCervicismusclestoextendandlaterallyflexvertebral
columnsuchaswhenyoutrytostandtalltoincreaseyourheightbyextendingthegapbetweenyour.

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TheSinalisMusclesassistintheextensionoftheNeckandtheVerebralColumn

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