October 1, 2013

Spasm of Lumbar Spinal Muscles

Muscles in the lumbar spine become tight and people often refer to them as “knots”. These knots are actually called “trigger points”. Trigger points usually follow a pattern and can be very painful in their active state. Muscles that can be affected in this region include:

  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Lumbar Erector Muscle
  • Lower Latissimus Muscle
  • Gluteus Maximus/Medius/Minimus
  • Piriformis