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.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who shares how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have undergone back surgery get 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 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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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!