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New Roads Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits 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 that comes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is felt. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center takes care of older New Roads back pain patients to handle their back pain and control 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 showed muscle degeneration in all of them. 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 occur throughout the spine in the long run. Acute changes right after injury are seen within the few days following surgery. Researchers wanted to know if these changes came before or after the injury. They found that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In a new study of patients over 65 years old, 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 group. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) New Roads chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

New Roads Chiropractic Center sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its New Roads chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years of age. 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 experienced pain more deeply. (5) Your New Roads chiropractor knows this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

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Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit with New Roads Chiropractic Center for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

New Roads Chiropractic Center relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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