Fort Wayne Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration02/04/2020Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us will not escape it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that goes with aging. But back pain severity is more associated with degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC takes care of older Fort Wayne back pain patients to manage their back pain and manage its effect on their lives as they age gracefully. MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE Aging and life affect muscle strength. A recent report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed muscle degeneration in all of them. Type 2 fatty degeneration was most frequently seen over other types of changes like inflammation and scarring. (2) Muscle degeneration contributes to 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 immediately after injury are seen within a few days. Researchers wanted to know if these changes came before or after the injury. They discovered that the multifidus muscle decreased 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 higher 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) Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats. SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Fort Wayne chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years old. In one 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 experienced pain more deeply. (5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor understands this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."