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Brooks Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that comes 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 sufferered. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic treats older Brooks back pain patients to handle 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 study reports 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.

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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 a few days. Researchers wanted to know 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 experienced 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) Brooks chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Soft Health and Healing Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Brooks chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years old. In another 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 experienced pain more deeply. (5) Your Brooks chiropractor knows this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

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Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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