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Preston Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us won’t escape it. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which 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 experienced. (1) Chiropractic Associates takes care of older Preston back pain patients to manage 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 recent report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed 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 contributes to 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 right after injury are seen within the few days following surgery. Researchers set out to figure out 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 new 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 did not 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 reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Preston chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Chiropractic Associates sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Preston 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 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 felt pain more deeply. (5) Your Preston chiropractor understands this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Associates for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

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