Transversospinales muscles

Transversospinales muscles
Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli.
Deep muscles of the back.
Latin musculi transversospinales
Gray's subject #115 400
Origin transverse process
Insertion    spinous process
Nerve Dorsal rami of spinal nerves
Actions Extend vertebral column (bilateral contraction); rotate vertebral column (unilateral contraction)
 Antagonist   =

The transversospinal muscles are a group of muscles of the human back. Their combined action is rotation and extension of the vertebral column. They include:

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