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Fascia of Back
Connective Tissue

Fascia of Back

Fasciae dorsi

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Fascia is a layer of dense, fibrous connective tissue which covers most of the body, for the exception of the face. It consists of tendinous fibers that are placed parallel with one another.

It can extend deep to surround individual muscles (investing fascia), and also divide groups of muscles into compartments that share the same nerve supply and function (intermuscular septa).

This is the fascia covering the back.

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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