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Transverso-Spinalis Muscles

Multifidus

Group of small muscles that connect from the Transverse process to the spinous process ( they look kind of like a ladder ).
From L5 - C2
This muscle plays an important role in stabilization of the Vertebral Column together with the Abdominal muscles.

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Transverse-Spinnal Muscles

Sempispinalis

Capitis
Cervicis
Thoracis

Over 4 - 6 lvl

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Tranverse-Spinalis Muscles

Rotatores ( Longus, Brevis )

The most prominent in the thoracic region.

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Deep Minor Layer
Intrinsic and most smallest Muscles

Interspinales & Intertransversi
Present mostly in Lumbar and cervical region.
Important with extension of the head and propriocepsis ( which is realizing the position of the body; stimuli )

Levator Costarum

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Erector Spinae Muscles

These muscles are covered by the Thoracolumbar Fascia ( clearly visible in the lower back ).
Spinalis is more Laterally
Longissimus is Intermedially
Spinalis is Medially