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West Palm Beach 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 avoid it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that goes with aging. But back pain awfulness is more associated with back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Chiropractic Care treats older West Palm Beach back pain patients to cope with 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 recent report states that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed muscle degeneration in all of them. Type 2 fatty degeneration was most frequently 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 eventually. 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 decreased 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 had sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was much lower and body fat ratio was much bigger in the chronic low back pain group. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Chiropractic Care has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its West Palm Beach chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years old. In one 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 felt pain more deeply. (5) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with Chiropractic Care for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Chiropractic Care lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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