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Largo 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 will not avoid it. It is the degeneration and 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 sufferered. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc treats older Largo 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 recent study reports that after undergoing 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 are seen 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 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) were affected by 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) Largo chiropractic patients with sarcopenia experience back pain and other problems that chiropractic tackles.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees males and females with sarcopenia and other conditions in its Largo 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 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 Largo chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Schedule a Largo chiropractic visit with Hollstrom & Associates Inc for back pain issues related to sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc lessens a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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