Sarcopenia 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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.
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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 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 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
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological 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!