West Palm Beach Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not avoid it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which comes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Moses Chiropractic takes care of older West Palm Beach back pain patients to cope with their back pain and control its effect on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life affect muscle strength. A new study reports that after having had a 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 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 are seen throughout the spine in the long run. 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 the latest study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients had 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 higher 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) West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Moses Chiropractic sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its West Palm Beach chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years old. 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 acutely. (5) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with Moses Chiropractic for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

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