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multifid

[′məl·tə‚fid]
(biology)
Divided into many lobes.
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In addition to the changes to the multifidus and transversus abdominis that seem to be associated with LBP, samples of LBP patients also demonstrate altered neuromuscular control strategies in the superficial (global) muscles.
That a receptive ending in the lumbar longissimus or multifidus muscles was the source of neural activity was determined using von Frey hairs (Stoelting Co, Wood Dale, Il, USA) to confirm that the most sensitive area for mechanically activating the afferent was actually located in the back muscles.
Muscle spindle recordings were analyzed from neurons with receptive fields located in the multifidus muscle (n = 3) and longissimus muscle (n = 17).
The top of the cylinder is the diaphragm, the bottom is the pelvic floor, and the wall is formed by segmentally attaching abdominal and posterior spinal musculature, specifically the transversus abdominus and the segmental fibers of lumbar multifidus.
Subjects in treatment group were treated specific exercises targeting the activation of the transversus abdominus and multifidus.
Influence of feedback schedule in motor performance and learning of a lumbar multifidus muscle task using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: a randomized clinical trial.
There are numerous muscles that make up the core, the deeper stability muscles (transverse abdominis, multifidus and the pelvic floor muscles) and the larger global muscles (obliques, rectus abdominis and gluteus maximus),' says Holly.
Hides JA, Richardson CA, Gwendolen A, 1996, Multifidus muscles recovery is not automatic after resolution of acute, first episode low back pain, Spine December, Issue 23, p 2763-2769;
With the example of the lumbar multifidus muscles, electromyography studies demonstrate that the deep fibers of multifidus are not tonically active during all posture and movement tasks.
18) also showed increases in T2 signal in the abdominal and lumbar multifidus after Pilates practice in a chronic training protocol >10 wks.