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Malverne Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us some day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration accompanies aging. Many of us will not avoid it. Sarcopenia is the degeneration and loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that goes with aging. But back pain awfulness is more related to degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Malverne Health & Wellness takes care of older Malverne back pain patients to handle 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 recent report states that after undergoing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs showed muscle degeneration in all patients. Type 2 fatty degeneration was most frequently 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 eventually. Acute changes right after injury are seen within the few days following surgery. 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 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) had sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was much lower and body fat ratio was much bigger in the chronic low back pain patients. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much lower in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Malverne chiropractic patients with sarcopenia have back pain and other issues that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Malverne Health & Wellness has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Malverne chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years old. In another study, 13.9% of patients were affected by 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 Malverne chiropractor understands this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

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Schedule a Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Malverne Health & Wellness lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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