Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us will not avoid it. Sarcopenia is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which goes with aging. But back pain awfulness
is more related to back muscle
degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is felt. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats older Eugene back pain patients to handle 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 experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed
muscle degeneration in all of them. 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 describes how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have had 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 happen
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes immediately
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) had sarcopenia. The skeletal
muscle mass was much lower and body fat ratio was much bigger
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) Eugene chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic addresses.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Eugene
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 decreased
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients felt
pain more deeply. (5) Your Eugene chiropractor knows
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic
visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration will
not have to keep you from enjoying your life!