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 severity
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.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who shares 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 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 a recent 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!