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
study reports 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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with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
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who have had 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 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!