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Murfreesboro Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long so long! 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 back muscle degeneration than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is felt. (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic treats older Murfreesboro back pain patients to handle their back pain and manage 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 undergoing 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 occur 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 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 didn’t 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) Murfreesboro chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Most Chiropractic Clinic sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Murfreesboro 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 acutely. (5) Your Murfreesboro chiropractor knows this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic visit with Most Chiropractic Clinic for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration will not have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Most Chiropractic Clinic lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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