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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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 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 the latest 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!