Muscles of the Vertebral Column: Support & Movement


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Which of the following muscles are deep to the latissimus dorsi and superior to the multifidus?

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1. Consider a person bending to the side. If they experience pain, which of the following muscles would most likely be injured?

2. Which of the following is accurate of all erector spinae muscles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the muscles of the vertebral column. Topics you will need to know include the location and uses of deep muscles and the superficial layer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this worksheet and quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Muscles in relation to the latissimus dorsi
  • Details of possible injury to specified overstretching
  • Uses of certain muscles
  • Location of muscle connections
  • Classifying muscles in the spinal column

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related muscles of the vertebral column lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding that latissimus dorsi
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding possible muscular injury and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about your muscles, review the lesson called Muscles of the Vertebral Column: Support & Movement. In this lesson, you will meet the following objectives:

  • Define the erector spinae and muscles of the iliocostalis group
  • Identify the spinalis thoracis muscle
  • Understand the lentissimo group of muscles
  • Know where the quadratus lumborum originates