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Colorado Springs 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 will not escape it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength that 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 felt. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR treats older Colorado Springs back pain patients to handle 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 new report states that after having had a 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 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 found that the multifidus muscle reduced 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 patients. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Colorado Springs chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more prevalent in females than males over 70 years of age. In another 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 deeply. (5) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration do not have to keep you from enjoying your life!

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