Groton Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that goes with aging. But back pain awfulness is more associated with back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is felt. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office takes care of older Groton back pain patients to cope with 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 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 often 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 are seen 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 found that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In a recent study of patients over 65 years old, 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 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) Groton chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Groton chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common 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 Groton chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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