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St. Francisville Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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