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multifid

[′məl·tə‚fid]
(biology)
Divided into many lobes.
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Fat infiltration in the lumbar multifidus and erector spinae muscles in subjects with sway-back posture.
2012) Multifidus atrophy is localized and bilateral in active persons with chronic unilateral low back pain.
The lumbar multifidus acting directly on a particular vertebral segment is innervated by the spinal nerve of that vertebral segment, the medial branch of the respective dorsal ramus of spinal nerves L1 through L5 [31].
The following are deep muscles that play a key role in the support of the lumbar spine - Transversus Abdominis, Multifidus, Internal Oblique, Quadratus Lumborum and the Paraspinal Pelvic Floor.
To date, most ultrasound research has focused on transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles, because dysfunction of these muscles has been linked to low back pain (Hodges and Richardson 1998, Hodges and Richardson 1999, Hodges 1999, Hodges 2001, Hungerford et al 2003, Yoshihara et al 2001, Zhao et al 2000).
Comparison of multifidus muscle atrophy and trunk extension muscle strength: Percutaneous versus open pedicle screw fixation.
Works on: This exercise strengthens the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, multifidus and transversospinalis.
Individual muscles were classified by function: (1) trunk flexor: RA; (2) trunk extensors: QL and low-back extensor group (LB Ext) including the multifidus, longissimus, and iliocostalis; (3) lateral flexors: EO, IO, and TA.