- origin and insertion: pairs of small muscles joining the spinous process of adjacent vertebrae, one on each side of the interspinalis ligament;
continuous in the cervical region extending from the axis to the 2nd thoracic vertebrae and in the lumbar region from the first lumbar
vertebrae to the sacrum;
- action: extension and hyperextension of the spine;
- nerve supply: posterior rami of the spinal nerve;
- synergists: multifidi, rotators, Intertransversarii groups
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:13 pm