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Millville Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits 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.

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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 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!

Wilson Family Chiropractic relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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