Fernandina Beach Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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 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) 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!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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