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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who have had 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 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!