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Tonawanda Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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 the latest 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.

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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!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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