Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. Sarcopenia is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which goes 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 felt. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation treats older Carrolltown back pain patients to cope
with their back pain and control its effect on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life affect muscle strength. A new
report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed
muscle degeneration in all of them. Type 2 fatty degeneration
was most frequently seen over other types of changes like inflammation
and scarring. (2) Muscle degeneration plays a role in
patients’ experiences of back pain.
Listen to this PODCAST
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 work 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 happen
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes right
after injury are seen within a few days.
Researchers wanted to know if these changes came
before or after the injury. They found that the multifidus
muscle reduced 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 had
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have
chronic low back pain) had 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 lower in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Carrolltown chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Carrolltown
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 experienced
pain more acutely. (5) Your Carrolltown chiropractor knows
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic
appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!