iliocostalis


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iliocostalis

[‚il·ē·ō‚kä′sta·ləs]
(anatomy)
The lateral portion of the erector spinal muscle that extends the vertebral column and assists in lateral movements of the trunk.
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The upper erector spinae consist of the thoracic fibres of iliocostalis lumborum and longissimus thoracis.
Differences in electromyographic activity in the multifidus muscle and the iliocostalis lumborum between healty subjects and patients with sub-acute and chronic low back pain.
1997) demonstrated that the multifidus has more activity than the iliocostalis lumborum during Biering-Sorensen testing.
On the opposite side of the torso, the erector spinae is a group of back muscles that vary in length: the longissimus, the spinalis and the iliocostalis.
Although some authors do mention the presence of lumbar muscles and fascia, specifi cally the quadratus lumborum, multifi dus and iliocostalis lumborum (Collee et al.