Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It’s
the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality
and strength that goes with aging. But back pain awfulness
is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more
back pain is felt. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic treats older Montreal 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 affect muscle strength. A new
report states that after having
had a 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 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 shares how Cox® Technic helps patients
who have had back surgery work 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 happen
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 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 bigger
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) Montreal chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia
and other conditions in its Montreal
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in
females than males over 70 years of age. 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 deeply. (5) Your Montreal chiropractor knows
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Montreal chiropractic
visit with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration won’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!