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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us some day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which goes 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 experienced. (1) Spinal Care Clinic takes care of older Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients to cope with their back pain and manage 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 undergoing 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 happen throughout the spine eventually. 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 found 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) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much bigger 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) Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Spinal Care Clinic has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years old. In one study, 13.9% of patients were affected by 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor knows this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic 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!

Spinal Care Clinic lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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