Sarcopenia visits many of us some day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It is
the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that 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 felt. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center treats older Manahawkin back pain patients to handle 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 new
study reports that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
muscle degeneration in all patients. Type 2 fatty degeneration
was most frequently 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 had 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 a few days.
Researchers wanted to know if these changes came
before or after the injury. They found that the multifidus
muscle decreased 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 experienced
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not have
chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was much lower and body fat ratio was much bigger
in the chronic low back pain group. Lumbar multifidis and
erector spine muscles were much lower in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Manahawkin chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its Manahawkin
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in
females than males over 70 years old. In another study,
13.9% of patients had sarcopenia which was accompanied
by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had decreased
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt
pain more deeply. (5) Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!