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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with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who describes how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have undergone back surgery get 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 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!