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.
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 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 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 a recent 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!