Sarcopenia finds 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.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who shares 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 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 were affected by 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.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule a New Roads chiropractic
visit with New Roads Chiropractic Center for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!