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Tarrytown Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It’s the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which goes with aging. But back pain severity is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is felt. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic takes care of older Tarrytown back pain patients to handle 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 recent study reports that after having had a 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 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 in the long run. 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 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 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) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much bigger 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) Tarrytown chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Tarrytown Chiropractic sees males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Tarrytown 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 lower body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more acutely. (5) Your Tarrytown chiropractor understands this and gently handles their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

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Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit with Tarrytown Chiropractic 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!

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