Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that goes with aging. But back pain awfulness
is more related to back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is sufferered. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic takes
care of older Fernandina Beach back pain patients to manage their back pain and manage its impact on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life affect muscle strength. A new
report states that after having
had a back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
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 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 describes 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 occur
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes immediately
after injury are seen within a few days.
Researchers set out to figure out 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 recent 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) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was much lower and body fat ratio was much higher
in the chronic low back pain patients. Lumbar multifidis and
erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Fernandina Beach
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 experienced
pain more deeply. (5) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor knows
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic
visit with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle
degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration will
not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!