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There are two main sets of deep back muscles supporting the vertebrae. These are the erector spinae and the transversospinalis muscles. Read on to learn more about the vertebral and vertebrae muscles, and their role in helping you stand upright, bend, and move.

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Vertebral and Stabilizer Muscles
Vertebral and Stabilizer Muscles

The erector spinae is a group of muscles that extend from the back of the skull to the pelvis. Originating from the skull, these muscles connect to the transverse processes of the individual vertebrae. They help control forward and backward bending of the spine. The are also active in sideways bending of the body, and twisting movement of the spine.

The transversospinalis muscles are similar to the erector spinae, but located deeper beneath the erector spinae muscles.


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