Baton Rouge Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us will not escape it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which comes with aging. But back pain awfulness is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats older Baton Rouge back pain patients to manage their back pain and control its effect on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new report states that after experiencing 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 discovered that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In a new 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 lower in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Spine & Sports Rehab Center has males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Baton Rouge chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common 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 decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more acutely. (5) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration will not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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