9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain

By Stecco C., Lahtinen Suopanki.


In the back we can recognize a multilayered myofascial and aponeurotic structure whose characteristics change according to its location. The most famous and known fascial structure of the back is the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF), but many other fascial structures exist in the trunk, and they play an essential role in the transfer of loads between the trunk and extremities and help to maintain the stability of the lumbosacral area. The good way to understand the fascial anatomy of low back and pelvis is to follow the anatomical planes. So, we can recognize one superficial fascia (related with the hypodermis), three layers of deep fasciae (related with the locomotor system) and various internal fasciae (related with the internal organs) (Stecco, 2015).

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