Buffalo, NY Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia visits many of us one day if we live long enough! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us won’t escape it. It is the degeneration and 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 experienced. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center treats older Buffalo, NY back pain patients to cope with their back pain and control its effect on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A recent report states that after having had a back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed 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 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 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 a new study of patients over 65 years old, 40% of chronic low back pain patients experienced 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) Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

The Novelli Wellness Center has males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Buffalo, NY chiropractic practice. Sarcopenia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis was much more common in females than males over 70 years of age. In one 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 acutely. (5) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

The Novelli Wellness Center relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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