Sarcopenia finds many of us some day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not avoid it. It is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which goes with aging. But back pain severity
is more associated with degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is sufferered. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic takes
care of older Millville 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 affect muscle strength. A recent
report states that after having
had a 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 contributes to
patients’ experiences of back pain.
Listen to this PODCAST
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 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 are seen
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes right
after injury are seen within a few days.
Researchers set out to figure out if these changes came
before or after the injury. They found 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) 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) Millville chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Wilson Family Chiropractic sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its Millville
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 had 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 deeply. (5) Your Millville chiropractor knows
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule a Millville chiropractic
visit with Wilson Family Chiropractic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!