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  • n. A thin muscle consisting of a number of fleshy and tendinous fasciculi that fill up the groove on either side of the spinous processes of the vertebrae, from the sacrum to the axis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, one of the muscles of the fifth or deepest layer of the back, consisting of many fleshy and tendinous fasciculi which pass obliquely upward and inward from one vertebra to another, the whole filling the groove between the spinous and transverse processes from the sacrum to the axis: more fully called the multifidus spinæ; and also fidispinalis.


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  • The multifidus is a muscle that lies along your spine from your neck to your pelvis, with short fibers connecting one bone (vertebra) of the spine to other vertebrae near it.

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  • My pain was exactly where it used to be - left SI joint, and I remembered over ten years ago, when I took Diane Lee and LJ Lee's low back, hip and pelvis course (which changed my life by taking me out of chronic pain), Diane Lee told me that my right sacral multifidus (very deep muscle that stabilizes the spine and sacrum) had atrophied greatly and was not firing at all.

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  • I got into an elbow plank, body straight, legs straight, toes firmly connected to the ground, and I lifted my right foot reaching it back to activate the right multifidus, but more importantly to activate the left psoas via the left foot stabilizing me, since it attaches to the front of the spine and would be very powerful in rotating it back to neutral.

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  • I then did the Don Tigny knee brace a few times on each side to ensure my SI joints were in their best position and I finished off by doing some Swiss ball supermans, to make sure I was connecting to my multifidus and other deep local stabilizers properly.

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