Sarcopenia finds many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us will not avoid it. It is
the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that 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 sufferered. (1) Chiropractic Solutions treats older San Jose back pain patients to cope
with their back pain and manage its effect on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new
report states that after undergoing 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 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 had 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 in the long run. Acute changes right
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 reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of
injury. (3) In a recent study of patients over 65
years old, 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 lower in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) San Jose chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Chiropractic Solutions sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its San Jose
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in
females than males over 70 years of age. In another study,
13.9% of patients were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied
by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had lower
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced
pain more deeply. (5) Your San Jose chiropractor understands
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule a San Jose chiropractic
appointment with Chiropractic Solutions for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!