Sandy Springs Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies 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 awfulness is more related to back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is felt. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center takes care of older Sandy Springs back pain patients to handle their back pain and control its impact on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A recent 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 happen throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes immediately 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 reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In the latest study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t 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 patients. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Cross Chiropractic Center has males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Sandy Springs chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years of age. In another 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 felt pain more deeply. (5) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor understands this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Cross Chiropractic Center lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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