The trunk rotation exercise is a great way to help relieve back pain and tension. Rotation: Note: There is practically no rotation that occurs at the lumbar spine due to the design of the facet joints in the lumbar region, which only allow up to 2 degrees of rotation (this is a protective mechanism, as too much lumbar rotation would put the spinal cord at high risk of injury). That is the true function of the rotary muscles of the core – stability and prevention of rotation. The vast majority of trunk/torso rotation occurs in the thoracic spine (see thoracic rotation). Stabilizers: Rectus abdominis, psoas, intrinsic stabilization subsystem (Transverse abdominis, intrinsic muscles of spine, diaphragm, pelvic floor) Fixators: All musculature of the hip especially the glute complex; Trunk Rotation. Therefore, this group causes ipsilateral rotation * of the trunk. The anterior muscles of the trunk (torso) are associated with the front of the body, include chest and abdominal muscles. https://learnmuscles.com/blog/2017/08/30/muscles-of-the-lumbar-spine The trunk rotation stretch can help relieve tension in your lower back. Your external and internal obliques rotate your trunk. Transverse plane illustration of muscles' effects on rotation. These muscles also serve to protect the abdominal organs. ... Two muscles in the deep layer are responsible for maintenance of posture and rotation of the neck. Your abdominal region's connective tissue creates a diagonal bridge between your external oblique and the opposite inner thigh. The core muscles, called the internal obliques, stabilize your spine and assist your external obliques in trunk rotation. There are two categories of anti-rotation exercises … can be very effective for improving thorax rotation IF AND ONLY IF YOU COORDINATE BREATHING TO MANAGE PRESSURE IN THE THORAX. If you have limitations in your spine rotation flexibility (in one or both directions), this exercise can help you gain flexibility in the proper region of your spine and enable a better turn. Semispinalis: The semispinalis is the most superficial of the deep muscles. Point of application is drawn on superior vertebra. It also works your core muscles, including your abdominals, back muscles, and the muscles … This region is served by several muscles that contribute to spine stability in a variety of postures, providing the ability to flex, side bend, and rotate the trunk. The supine trunk-rotation stretch is a good releasing exercise to help improve your ability to complete a stress-free backswing and follow-through in golf. Rotation happens at the trunk when you turn your trunk to one side or the other in the transverse plane. Line of application follows muscle fibers medially or laterally, depending on group, to their attachment on inferior vertebra. 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