Plainville Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that goes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Layden Chiropractic treats older Plainville back pain patients to cope with their back pain and manage its impact on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new study reports that after undergoing 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 eventually. 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 discovered that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In a recent study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not 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) Plainville chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Layden Chiropractic sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Plainville chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years of age. 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 acutely. (5) Your Plainville chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic visit with Layden Chiropractic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Layden Chiropractic lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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