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San Jose Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies 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 contributes to patients’ experiences of back pain.

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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 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 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!

Chiropractic Solutions relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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