Sarcopenia finds many of us one day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes
with aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It is
the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that goes 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic treats older Oxford back pain patients to manage their back pain and manage its impact on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new
study reports that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
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 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 undergone back surgery work 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 in the long run. 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 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 reduced in the chronic low back
pain group, too. (4) Oxford chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Satterwhite Chiropractic has males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Oxford
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in
females than males over 70 years of age. 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 Oxford chiropractor understands
this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic
visit with Satterwhite Chiropractic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle
degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!