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Auburn Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that comes with aging. But back pain severity is more associated with back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. treats older Auburn back pain patients to manage their back pain and manage its effect on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life affect muscle strength. A recent report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed muscle degeneration in all patients. 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.

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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 a few days. Researchers set out to figure out 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 a new study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not 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 patients. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Auburn chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Auburn chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years old. In one study, 13.9% of patients had 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 Auburn chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

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Schedule a Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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