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 back muscle
degeneration 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.
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 undergone 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 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 smaller 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 prevalent 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!