Sarcopenia finds many of us some day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. Sarcopenia is
the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength which 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 experienced. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre treats older Toronto back pain patients to cope
with 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 new
report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed
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 contributes to
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 get 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 are seen
throughout the spine in the long run. Acute changes immediately
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 decreased 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 had
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who didn’t 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) Toronto chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal
with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Toronto
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 lower
body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced
pain more acutely. (5) Your Toronto chiropractor knows
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule a Toronto chiropractic
visit with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for back pain issues associated
with sarcopenia and back muscle
degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!