Sarcopenia finds many of us some day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that comes with aging. But back pain severity
is more related to back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is sufferered. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation takes
care of older Tonawanda back pain patients to cope
with their back pain and control its impact on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life influence muscle strength. A recent
report states that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed
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.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who describes how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have undergone back surgery get their back muscles and
spine back into shape, no matter their age.
BACK PAIN AND MUSCLE DEGENERATION IN OLDER FOLKS
Chronic changes in back muscles are seen
throughout the spine in the long run. Acute changes right
after injury are seen within the few days following surgery.
Researchers set out to figure out if these changes came
before or after the injury. They discovered that the multifidus
muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of
injury. (3) In a new study of patients over 65
years of age, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have
chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much higher
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) Tonawanda chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic tackles.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its Tonawanda
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in
females than males over 70 years of age. In one study,
13.9% of patients were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied
by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had lower
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt
pain more acutely. (5) Your Tonawanda chiropractor knows
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!