Baton Rouge Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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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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!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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