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Description[edit | edit source]
Origin[edit | edit source]
Insertion[edit | edit source]
Nerve[edit | edit source]
It is innervated by the dorsal rami of the upper thoracic and lower cervical spinal nerves.
Artery[edit | edit source]
Function[edit | edit source]
Maintains the erect posture and stabilizes the vertebral column during flexion in the upper portion of the torso. It also acts in contrast to abdominal muscles and in opposition to the action of gravity. When used unilaterally, it is a lateral flexor and a same-side rotator.
Treatment[edit | edit source]
See also Iliocostalis Lumborum
Resources[edit | edit source]
- Roldan CJ, Huh BK. Iliocostalis thoracis-lumborum myofascial pain: Reviewing a subgroup of a prospective, randomized, blinded trial. A challenging diagnosis with clinical implications. Pain physician. 2016 Aug 1;19(6):363-72.
- Cramer GD, Darby SA. Clinical anatomy of the spine, spinal cord, and ANS-e-book.