Paramus Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us won’t escape it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which comes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is sufferered. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center treats older Paramus 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 affect muscle strength. A recent study reports that after experiencing 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.

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BACK PAIN AND MUSCLE DEGENERATION IN OLDER FOLKS

Chronic changes in back muscles happen throughout the spine in the long run. 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 reduced 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 had 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) Paramus chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Paramus 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 felt pain more acutely. (5) Your Paramus chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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