The abdominal muscles and vertebral stability.

  title={The abdominal muscles and vertebral stability.},
  author={K M Tesh and Jimmy Dunn and John H. Evans},
  volume={12 5},
It has been suggested that the muscles of the anterolateral abdominal wall increase the stability of the lumbar region of the vertebral column by tensing the thoracolumbar fascia and by raising intra-abdominal pressure. In this report these new mechanisms are reviewed and their contribution to vertebral stability assessed. The thoracolumbar fascia consists of two principal layers of dense fibrous tissue that attach the abdominal muscles to the vertebral column. Each of these layers was… CONTINUE READING
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