Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not escape 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 felt. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center treats older Lynchburg 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 experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
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 plays a role in
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 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 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 discovered that the multifidus
muscle reduced 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 experienced
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have
chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much higher
in the chronic low back pain group. Lumbar multifidis and
erector spine muscles were much lower in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Lynchburg chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic tackles.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Palmer Chiropractic Center has males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its Lynchburg
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in
females than males over 70 years old. In one 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 Lynchburg chiropractor knows
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic
visit with Palmer Chiropractic Center for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!