Pensacola Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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