Pflugerville Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It’s the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which goes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center treats older Pflugerville back pain patients to manage their back pain and control its impact on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence 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 contributes to patients’ experiences of back pain.

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BACK PAIN AND MUSCLE DEGENERATION IN OLDER FOLKS

Chronic changes in back muscles occur throughout the spine eventually. 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 found that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In the latest study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t have chronic low back pain) had sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was much lower 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) Pflugerville chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Pflugerville Wellness Center sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Pflugerville chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years of age. In one study, 13.9% of patients were affected by sarcopenia which was accompanied by dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. They also had decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more acutely. (5) Your Pflugerville chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center 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!

Pflugerville Wellness Center lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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