Severna Park Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us will not avoid it. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which goes with aging. But back pain awfulness is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Back And Neck Care Center takes care of older Severna Park back pain patients to manage their back pain and manage its effect on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new report states that after having had a back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed muscle degeneration in all patients. Type 2 fatty degeneration was most frequently seen over other types of changes like inflammation and scarring. (2) Muscle degeneration contributes to 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 in the long run. Acute changes immediately after injury are seen within the few days following surgery. Researchers wanted to know 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 did not have chronic low back pain) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was much lower 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) Severna Park chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Back And Neck Care Center has males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Severna Park chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years old. In another study, 13.9% of patients were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more deeply. (5) Your Severna Park chiropractor understands this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit with Back And Neck Care Center for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Back And Neck Care Center relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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