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Manahawkin Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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 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.

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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!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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