Multifidus Muscle

UNILATERAL CHANGES OF THE MULTIFIDUS IN PERSONS WITH LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Stevens S, Agten A, Timmermans A, Vandenabeele F. Spine J. 2020 Apr 20. pii: S1529-9430(20)30142-X. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2020.04.007. Increased Fibrogenic Gene Expression in Multifidus Muscles of Patients with Chronic Versus Acute Lumbar Spine Pathology. Shahidi B, Fisch KM, Gibbons MC, Ward SR. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Sep 10. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003243. ISSLS Prize in Basic science 2019: Physical activity attenuates fibrotic alterations to the multifidus muscle associated with intervertebral disc degeneration. James G, Klyne DM, Millecamps M, Stone LS, Hodges PW. Eur Spine J. 2019 May;28(5):893-904. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-05902-9. Relationship between straight leg-raising test measurements and area of fat infiltration in multifidus muscles in patients with lumbar disc hernation. Zhong Y, Liu J, Zhou W, Yu D. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2019 Apr 11. doi: 10.3233/BMR-181304. The paraspinal muscle-tendon system: Its paradoxical anatomy. Creze M, Soubeyrand M, Gagey O. PLoS One. 2019 Apr 8;14(4):e0214812. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214812. Lumbar Multifidus and Erector Spinae Muscle Synergies in Patients with Nonspecific Low Back Pain During Prone Hip Extension: A Cross-sectional Study. Wattananon P, Silfies SP, Tretriluxana J, Jalayondeja W. PM R. 2018 Nov 19. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12002. Fatty Infiltrate of the Lumbar Multifidus Muscles Predicts Return to Play in Young Athletes With Extension-Based Low Back Pain. Winslow J, Getzin A, Greenberger H, Silbert W. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 Jan;29(1):37-42. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000483. ISSLS Prize in Basic science 2019: Physical activity attenuates fibrotic alterations to the multifidus muscle associated with intervertebral disc degeneration. James G, Klyne DM, Millecamps M, Stone LS, Hodges PW. Eur Spine J. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-05902-9. A Comparison of the Abdominal and Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Size in Patients With Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Healthy Patients at Rest and During Contraction Using Ultrasonography. Shadani A, Mohseni Bandpei MA, Rahmani N, Bassampour SA. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018 Dec 26. pii: S0161-4754(17)30272-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.07.001. Paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area predicts low back disability but not pain intensity. Ranger TA, Cicuttini FM, Jensen TS, Heritier S, Urquhart DM. Spine J. 2018 Dec 7. pii: S1529-9430(18)31280-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.12.004. Severe lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is associated with Modic changes and fatty infiltration in the paraspinal muscles at all lumbar levels, except L1-L2: A cross-sectional analysis of 50 symptomatic females and age-matched 50 symptomatic males. Ece Özcan-Ekşi E, Şakir Ekşi M, Akif Akçal M. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 8. pii: S1878-8750(18)32536-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.229. The effects of an 8-week stabilization exercise program on lumbar multifidus muscle thickness and activation as measured with ultrasound imaging in patients with low back pain: An exploratory study Christian Larivière, Dany H. Gagnon, Sharon M. Henry, Richard Preuss, Jean-Pierre Dumas. PM&R. October 30, 2017. DOI: Does stabilization of the degenerative lumbar spine itself produce multifidus atrophy? Kim YE, Choi HW. Med Eng Phys. 2017 Jul 31. pii: S1350-4533(17)30204-7. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2017.07.008. Correlation between lumbar dysfunction and fat infiltration in lumbar multifidus muscles in patients with low back pain. Hildebrandt M, Fankhauser G, Meichtry A, Luomajoki H. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Jan 10;18(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1376-1. Relationships between Paraspinal Muscle Activity and Lumbar Inter-Vertebral Range of Motion. du Rose A, Breen A. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Jan 5;4(1). pii: E4. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010004. Are lumbar multifidus fatigue and transversus abdominis activation similar in patients with lumbar disc herniation and healthy controls? A case control study. Ramos LA, França FJ, Callegari B, Burke TN, Magalhães MO, Marques AP. Eur Spine J. 2016 May Corticomotor control of lumbar multifidus muscles is impaired in chronic low back pain: concurrent evidence from ultrasound imaging and double-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. Massé-Alarie H, Beaulieu LD, Preuss R, Schneider C. Exp Brain Res. 2016 Apr MRI assessment of paraspinal muscles in patients with acute and chronic unilateral low back pain.  The evaluation of lumbar multifidus muscle function via palpation: reliability and validity of a new clinical test Individuals with chronic low back pain demonstrate delayed onset of the back muscle activity during prone hip extension  Differences in Cervical Multifidus Muscle Thickness During Isometric Contraction of Shoulder Muscles: A Comparison Between Patients With Chronic Neck Pain and Healthy Controls Multifidus Muscle Changes After Back Injury Are Characterized by Structural Remodeling of Muscle, Adipose and Connective Tissue, but Not Muscle Atrophy: Molecular and Morphological Evidence.  Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging signal intensity ratio measurements in the evaluation of multifidus muscle injury and atrophy relative to that of histological examinations. Can proinflammatory cytokine gene expression explain multifidus muscle fiber changes after an intervertebral disc lesion?  Electromyographic Analysis of Training to Selectively Strengthen the Lumbar Multifidus Muscle: Effects of Different Lifting Directions and Weight Loading of the Extremities During Quadruped Upper and Lower Extremity Lifts  The relationship of lumbar multifidus muscle morphology to previous, current, and future low back pain: a 9-year population-based prospective cohort study. Do various baseline characteristics of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus predict clinical outcomes in nonspecific low back pain? A systematic review.  Do changes in transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus during conservative treatment explain changes in clinical outcomes related to nonspecific low back pain? A systematic review.  People with recurrent low back pain respond differently to trunk loading despite remission from symptoms. Why do some patients keep hurting their back? Evidence of ongoing back muscle dysfunction during remission from recurrent back pain. 


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