Oxford Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

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.

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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!

Satterwhite Chiropractic lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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