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  Apparatus to provide relief for back pain - Patent 5653665
When an imbalance of a paired muscle group exists, the overworked muscle of the pair causes the vertebrae of the spine to which the muscles are attached to move out of position and pinch a nerve that exits the spine.
Antagonistic muscles of the erector spinae group, including the multifidus, the longissimus thoracis, the semispinalis, and the rotatores muscles may each be exercised.
The semispinalis and the rotatores are responsible for rotating the spinal column.
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 Clinical Massage Techniques Massage Magazine Deep tissue Bodywork Feature Article on Erik Dalton techniques
The intertransversarii are one group of muscles that should never be addressed with direct finger-pressure in the cervical region, to avoid injuring surrounding neural and vascular structures.
Muscles are the body's primary movers and must respond quickly to all changes coming from neural structures.
Tight, hypertonic muscles are lengthened using myofascial release, assisted stretching and receptor co-activating techniques, and weak, inhibited muscles are tonified with fast-paced, spindle-stimulating maneuvers.
www.erikdalton.com /articlemobilizingjoints.htm   (3614 words)

  
 Advanced anatomy: Back muscles by Globalspine.net
Each muscle is small and somewhat quadrilateral in form; it arises from the upper and back part of the transverse process, and is inserted into the lower border and lateral surface of the lamina of the vertebra above, the fibers extending as far as the root of the spinous process.
It is a rudiment of the Extensor muscle of the caudal vertebrae of the lower animals.
The muscles connecting the anterior tubercles are termed the Intertransversarii anteriores; those between the posterior tubercles, the Intertransversarii posteriores; the anterior divisions of the spinal nerves supply both sets.
www.globalspine.net /back_muscles_advances.html   (1745 words)

  
 UAMS Department of Anatomy - Muscle Tables
a muscle of inspiration; an important landmark of the neck; it is located between the subclavian vein and the subclavian artery; the roots of the brachial plexus pass posterior to it; the phrenic nerve crosses its anterior surface
a muscle of respiration (inspiratory); it is the longest of the scalene muscles
is internal abdominal oblique muscle's contribution to the coverings of the spermatic cord and testis; the cremasteric reflex may be elicited by stroking the medial thigh (where the femoral branch of the genitofemoral n.
anatomy.uams.edu /anatomyhtml/muscles_alpha.html   (11138 words)

  
 Probert Encyclopaedia: Medicine (Rm-Rz)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an acute rickettsial disease characterised by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii.
The rotatores muscles are deep spinal muscles that lie beneath the multifidus muscles.
There are a total of eleven small, quadrilateral rotatores muscles on each side of the spine.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /EIE.HTM   (618 words)

  
 List of muscles of the human body - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of muscles of the human anatomy.
There are approximately 650 skeletal muscles within the typical human.
2 The muscles of the anterolateral region of the neck
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_muscles_of_the_human_body   (324 words)

  
 LOW BACK PAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Research in the past ten years or so has indicated the importance of engaging and using these muscles: the transversus abdominis (the deepest of the three layers of the abdominals) and the multifidii (the deepest layer of the spinal muscles).
In a healthy individual with no history of back pain, these muscles work together, co-contracting to maintain the spine's stability when it is asked to move or to bear load, and preventing injury by limiting movement between the vertebral segments.
Muscle imbalance, from shortening and tightening of the iliopsoas, hamstrings, etc, possibly as a result of your fall, is a more likely possibility.
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 THE OUTER UNIT
The outer unit consists primarily of phasic muscles (Table 1), although there are many muscles such as the oblique abdominals, quadratus lumborum, hamstrings and adductors which serve a dual role, acting in a tonic role as stabilizers and a phasic role as prime movers.
We must remember that the muscles of the inner unit are relatively small, with less potential to generate force than the large outer unit muscles.
The outer unit muscles, while very well oriented for moving the body, are also very important to stability, often serving to protect the inner unit muscles, spinal ligaments and joints from damaging overload.
www.coachr.org /outer.htm   (2614 words)

  
 Structural and Functional Physiology - yoga
Further to the general principles of backbends listed above, bhujangasana is particularly strengthening for the muscles that cause spinal extension — the erector spinae and the smaller semispinalis, multifidus and rotatores muscles that connect the bony processes of individual vertebrae.
The muscles at the front of the body are stretched — psoas and illiacus muscles (hip flexors), the quadriceps muscle (hip and leg flexors) and the rectus abdominus muscles in the abdomen.
The triceps muscles of the upper arms are strengthened and the intercostal muscles and pectoralis major are stretched.
www.yoga.net.au /physiology4   (224 words)

  
 SIMI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
I injected in the muscles in the region of the pain (lumbosacral zone) which she indicated to me with her hands as ‘my painful zone’.
In other words, it is a point in a muscle that, when put under finger-pressure, gives local pain and usually also a radiation of pain at a distance (the so-called zone of pain referral).
On examination I found a very sensitive trigger point in the left levator scapulae muscle at the angle of the neck, and another one in the free border of the trapezius muscle half way between the angle of the neck and the tip of the shoulder.
users.skynet.be /inspiration/bpesimi.htm   (2674 words)

  
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The more superficial of these segmental (or rather intersegmental muscles) later undergo multiple fusions producing multifasciculated longitudinal columns whereas the deeper layers tend to maintain their embryonic intersegmental relations.
SPLENIUS: The splenius cervicis is a spino-transverse muscle running superolaterally from the spinous processes of the upper thoracic vertebrae to the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae.
The semispinalis capitis is the largest muscle in the back of the neck, lies deep to the splenius capitis and forms the roof of the suboccipital triangle.
www.fiu.edu /~condon/deepback.htm   (972 words)

  
 Trunk muscles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Line of application follows muscle fibers medially or laterally, depending on group, to their attachment on inferior vertebra.
muscles are ipsilateral rotators if the muscles on the right rotate the trunk to the right.
muscles are contralateral rotators if the muscles on the right rotate the trunk to the left.
moon.ouhsc.edu /dthompso/NAMICS/trunkmm.htm   (111 words)

  
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MUSCLES OF THE BACK ‑ divisible into three groups: superficial muscles are associated with the upper extremity; intermediate muscles are associated with respiration; deep muscles are associated with movements of the trunk and back.
Note: All deep muscles extend trunk when they act bilaterally; all are located dorsal to the vertebral column; all are innervated by dorsal (posterior) rami of spinal nerves.
Rotatores ‑ extend across 1 or 2 vertebrae.
musom.marshall.edu /anatomy/grosshom/hnd2002/BACKMUSC.htm   (519 words)

  
 Muscles of the human body
This page lists the muscles that students in the course learn to palpate, and whose attachments and lines of applications they must illustrate in the form of a force vector.
Muscles of the shoulder complex (Smith, Weiss, & Lehmkuhl, 1996, pp.
Muscles of the elbow and radioulnar joints (Smith, Weiss, & Lehmkuhl, 1996, pp.
moon.ouhsc.edu /dthompso/namics/musclist.htm   (218 words)

  
 CORE STABILITY: GET ME SOME!
Core stability refers to the strength of the intrinsic muscles of the spine, notably the Erector spinae group which includes three long bands of muscle tissue which start on the sacrum at the base of the spine and end up in your neck and base of the skull.
Also included in this group are tiny muscles embedded deep in the bony nooks and crannies of the spine, the intertransversarii, interspinalis and rotatores muscles which further help to keep you balanced.
Dysfunction occurs when these muscles are weak or out of balance with muscles at the front of the spine such as the iliopsoas (aka hip flexors) and the ABS.
www.healthtoday.ca /core-stability.asp   (314 words)

  
 Core Balance: Interdisciplinary Structural Integration
The extrinsic muscles lie nearer the surface of the body and tend to move the body quickly and strongly but somewhat imprecisely.
Although structurally deep, lying next to bones, deep under a large muscle, the Soleus is functionally not as intrinsic as the pedal lumbrical muscles.
If smooth muscle cells are found in fascia throughout the body, it provides a key to exactly how freeing an organ or the dura consequently frees a muscle.
jeffreyburch.com /home/jb1/page/140/45   (3782 words)

  
 Deep Tissue Bodywork Massage Techniques Massage Magazine Article
One morning, working his way through the paraspinal muscles, he encountered bone-like knots in the soft tissue down near the level of the joint capsule, in the deepest layers of the multifidi and rotatores muscles, knots he had not encountered before.
One is through his concentration on assessment of the muscle firing order in walking (as developed by Janda, though the treatment is specific to Dalton).
Although the proximal and distal crossed syndromes of Janda - looking for the muscle patterns that predictably contain the strain patterns that lead to the pain patterns - are a very important element in soft-tissue work, they will be considered in a later column.
www.erikdalton.com /articlebodywork.htm   (2716 words)

  
 determining a diagnosis of facet syndrome
In the lumbar region a deep branch of the dorsal ramus loops under an accessory process and burns cranially and medially to supply the multifidus, semispinalis and rotatores muscles.
It then gives off a small branch to the dorsocaudal aspect of the capsule of the joint at the level from which the nerve is derived.
Another more lateral branch of the same dorsal ramus is directed caudally, lateral to the accessory process, supplies parts of the sacrospinalis muscle, then sends a branch to the articulation a segment caudal.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/17/09/06.html   (879 words)

  
 Back bends - The structural and functional physiology involved - yoga
The opening of the chest improves the capacity of the lungs to expand on the inhalation.
• Further to the general principles of backbends listed above, bhujangasana is particularly strengthening for the muscles that cause spinal extension — the erector spinae and the smaller semispinalis, multifidus and rotatores muscles that connect the bony processes of individual vertebrae.
Muscles: Strengthening and stretching muscles on the front side of the body; Strong back muscles; pelvic region, thighs; opening the heart, lungs, and chest, Strong back muscles, developed with backbends, make it easy to sit and stand erect all day long, so you are alert and comfortable more of the time.
www.yoga.net.au /physiology12   (654 words)

  
 Massage Therapy Massage Bodywork Massage Therapy Schools Massage Therapy Career
The spinal rotatores muscles are clearly intrinsic because they are the deepest muscle in that area.
Although structurally deep, lying next to bones, under a large muscle, the soleus is functionally not as intrinsic as the pedal lumbrical muscles.
This allows a muscle to stay tense for decades and then release in seconds with appropriate manipulation of dural or visceral tissue.
www.massagetherapy.com /articles/index.php?article_id=569   (3260 words)

  
 Dr. Deepak Sharan
The psoas muscle (pronounced so-as) is located deep within your pelvis, close to the gravitational forces, and attaches to the 12th thoracic vertebrae (approximately at the level of your midriff) and to each of the 5 lumbar vertebrae.
The muscle passes through the pelvis and attaches to the inner thighbone in the groin called the lesser trochanter of the femur.
Experts who treat muscle related pain call it the "hidden prankster", because abnormalities in the psoas (e.g., Myofascial trigger points) are among the commonest causes of low back pain, stiffness and sometimes shooting pain and numbness down the legs, and even knee and pelvic pain.
www.deepaksharan.com /toicolumn.html   (12354 words)

  
 Fingertips: Following The Line Of Tension
You've got an hour session with a client and you've worked out all of their complaints and still have 15 minutes left.
I would go to their head and soften the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull as though preparing to perform a Craniosacral cranial base release.
What I'm feeling for is the slight drag created by each vertebrae as the rotatores muscles relax and lengthen.
www.largeheartedboy.com /massage/archive/2005/08/following_the_l.html   (385 words)

  
 Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Stiff Neck, Pinched Nerve in the Neck
In reality, their pain may be due solely to referral from myofascial trigger points (tiny contraction knots) in overworked or traumatized muscles of the upper back and shoulders.
Travell and Simons demonstrated that trigger points in the trapezius and levator scapulae muscles of the upper back and shoulders are the main cause of neck pain and stiffness most of the time.
Travell and Simons believe that muscles affected by trigger points can be the root cause of many apparent disk problems because of the abnormal tension they can maintain on the vertebrae.
www.triggerpointbook.com /neckpain.htm   (662 words)

  
 List of muscles of the human body Article, Listmusclesthehumanbody Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
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2 The muscles of the anterolateral region ofthe neck
Cardiac muscle - Skeletal muscle - Smooth muscle - List ofmuscles of the human body
www.anoca.org /muscle/extensor/list_of_muscles_of_the_human_body.html   (153 words)

  
 ipedia.com: List of muscles of the human body Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Table of contents 1 The muscles of the head 2 The muscles of the anterolateral region of t...
List of muscles of the human body Article - ipedia.com
Cardiac muscle - Skeletal muscle - Smooth muscle - List of muscles of the human body
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Each lesson of this Correspondence Course is written in a condensed, detailed format to give you as much information in as little space as possible, thus eliminating the need to pour over volumes to gain the information needed.
LESSON 11 – SUPRAHYOID MUSCLES – Pain Patterns, Treatments and related Nerve and Spinal Attachments LESSON 12 – INFRAHYOID MUSCLES – Pain Patterns, Treatments and related Nerve and Spinal Attachments.
LESSON 2 – MULTIFIDUS AND ROTATORES MUSCLES – Pain Patterns, Treatments and related Nerve and Spinal Attachments.
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 Anatomical Objectives
Cervical region (1) Prevertebral muscles (a) longus capitis (b) longus colli (c) rectus capitis anterior (d) rectus capitis lateralis b.
Thoracic and Lumbar region (1) Abdominal muscles (a) Obliquus externus abdominis (b) Obliquus internus abdominis (c) Rectus abdominis (d) Transversus abdominis 2.
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar regions (1) Erector Spinae (iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis) (2) Deep posterior spinal muscles (multifidi, rotatores, interspinales, intertransversarii, and levatores costarum) (3) Semispinalis thoracis, cervicis and capitis 3.
www.campbell.edu /faculty/bergemann/anat-obj.html   (291 words)

  
 portland imc - 2002.11.21 - POWER OF 3 AS IN 3 PARTY AND MANY MORE
3 muscle heads: Biceps * Triceps * Quadriceps ("Quadricep" refers to Musculus Triceps Surae, the Plantaris is counted separately)
3 muscles of the human nose: Procerus * Nasalis * Depressor septi/3 elevations (Concha) in the olfactory portion of the nose
3 extrinsic straight muscles (eyes): Lateralis rectus * Medialis rectus * Superior rectus/3 parts of the eye: lrise * Cornea * Pupil
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