Sarcopenia finds many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not escape it. Sarcopenia is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that comes with aging. But back pain awfulness
is more associated with back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is sufferered. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats older Pensacola 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 affect muscle strength. A recent
study reports that after having
had a back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
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 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 work 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 eventually. 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 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 reduced in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Pensacola chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its Pensacola
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in
females than males over 70 years old. In another study,
13.9% of patients were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied
by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had lower
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt
pain more acutely. (5) Your Pensacola chiropractor understands
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic
visit with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle
degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!