Sarcopenia visits many of us some day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which goes with aging. But back pain awfulness
is more related to back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is felt. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation takes
care of older Baton Rouge back pain patients to manage their back pain and control its impact on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life affect muscle strength. A recent
study reports that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed
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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with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who shares 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 in the long run. Acute changes immediately
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 decreased quickly after lumbar injury at the level of
injury. (3) In the latest study of patients over 65
years of age, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have
chronic low back pain) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much higher
in the chronic low back pain group. Lumbar multifidis and
erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 of age. 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 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!