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Watertown Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us some day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes with 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 severity is more associated with degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Watertown Wellness Center treats older Watertown back pain patients to manage 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 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 occur throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes immediately after injury are seen within a few days. 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 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 much lower and body fat ratio was much higher 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) Watertown chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Watertown Wellness Center has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Watertown 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 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 deeply. (5) Your Watertown chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness 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!

Watertown Wellness Center lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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