Manchester Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not escape it. It is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries treats older Manchester back pain patients to cope with 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 new study reports that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed muscle degeneration in all of them. Type 2 fatty degeneration was most often seen over other types of changes like inflammation and scarring. (2) Muscle degeneration contributes to 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 a few days. Researchers set out to figure out if these changes came before or after the injury. They found 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 did not 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) Manchester chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Manchester chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent 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 decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt pain more deeply. (5) Your Manchester chiropractor understands this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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