Back Outer Core Muscles

Outer core muscles of the back

This picture shows some of the core muscles in the back. These muscles are layered over the deeper muscles of the inner core. There are also core muscle groups in the front and on the sides of your body.

The core muscles work together. When they contract at the same time, they help stabilize your spine and hips to create a strong foundation for movement of your body and to protect you from injury.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy