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Ashburn 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 escape it. It’s the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which comes 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 sufferered. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn takes care of older Ashburn back pain patients to cope with their back pain and control its impact on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A recent study reports that after undergoing 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 eventually. 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 discovered that the multifidus muscle decreased quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In a recent study of patients over 65 years old, 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 smaller 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) Ashburn chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other problems that chiropractic addresses.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

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

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to keep you from enjoying your life!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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