Sarcopenia finds many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us won’t escape it. Sarcopenia is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which comes with aging. But back pain severity
is more associated with back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is experienced. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville treats older St. Francisville back pain patients to manage their back pain and control its effect on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life affect muscle strength. A recent
report states that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
muscle degeneration in all patients. Type 2 fatty degeneration
was most often seen over other types of changes like inflammation
and scarring. (2) Muscle degeneration plays a role in
patients’ experiences of back pain.
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BACK PAIN AND MUSCLE DEGENERATION IN OLDER FOLKS
Chronic changes in back muscles occur
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes immediately
after injury are seen within a few days.
Researchers wanted to know if these changes came
before or after the injury. They discovered that the multifidus
muscle decreased quickly after lumbar injury at the level of
injury. (3) In a new study of patients over 65
years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients had
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not have
chronic low back pain) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much bigger
in the chronic low back pain patients. Lumbar multifidis and
erector spine muscles were much lower in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) St. Francisville chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its St. Francisville
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in
females than males over 70 years of age. In another study,
13.9% of patients had sarcopenia which was accompanied
by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had decreased
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt
pain more acutely. (5) Your St. Francisville chiropractor understands
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic
appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!