Sarcopenia visits many of us one day
if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t avoid it. It’s
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 felt. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC treats older La Grande back pain patients to cope
with their back pain and manage its effect on
their lives as they age gracefully.
MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Aging and life influence muscle strength. A new
report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed
muscle degeneration in all patients. 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 describes 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 are seen
throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes right
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 discovered that the multifidus
muscle decreased 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 had
sarcopenia. 26.6% of the control group (those who did not have
chronic low back pain) were affected by 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) La Grande chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.
SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has males and females with sarcopenia
and other spinal problems in its La Grande
chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in
patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in
females than males over 70 years of age. In one 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 acutely. (5) Your La Grande chiropractor knows
this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source
with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule a La Grande chiropractic
visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration will
not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!