Fort Wayne Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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 which comes with aging. But back pain severity is more associated with degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic treats older Fort Wayne 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 influence muscle strength. A recent report states that after having had a back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed 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 contributes to patients’ experiences of back pain.

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BACK PAIN AND MUSCLE DEGENERATION IN OLDER FOLKS

Chronic changes in back muscles happen 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 a new study of patients over 65 years of age, 40% of chronic low back pain patients had sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not have chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much bigger 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) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Fort Wayne 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 were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more acutely. (5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration will not have to keep you from enjoying your life!

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