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Transverse Abdominis: The transverse abdominis is a paired muscle located in the lower back and anterior and lateral abdominal area. The transverse abdominis originates on the iliac crest, inguinal ligament, thoraculumbar fascia and cartilages of the lower six ribs and inserts on the linea alba. The transverse abdominis compresses and supports the abdomen and plays an important role in protecting the lower back from injury and maintaining good posture.
Conditions that can afflict the transverse abdominis include low back pain, myalga, rupture, tears, strains, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
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