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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with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who describes how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have had back surgery work 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 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 a recent 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!