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Vancouver Back Pain Linked with Sarcopenia and Back Muscle Degeneration

Sarcopenia finds many of us one day if we live long so long! Muscle degeneration comes with aging. Many of us will not escape it. It is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality and strength which comes with aging. But back pain severity is more associated with degenerated back muscles than sarcopenia. The more back muscle degeneration, the more back pain is experienced. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers takes care of older Vancouver back pain patients to cope with their back pain and manage its impact on their lives as they age gracefully.

MUSCLE DEGENERATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Aging and life influence muscle strength. A recent report states that after experiencing back surgery, post-surgical back pain patients’ MRIs revealed muscle degeneration in all of them. 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 are seen throughout the spine eventually. Acute changes right after injury are seen within a few days. Researchers wanted to know if these changes came before or after the injury. They discovered that the multifidus muscle reduced quickly after lumbar injury at the level of injury. (3) In the latest 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) were affected by sarcopenia. The skeletal muscle mass was smaller and body fat ratio was much higher in the chronic low back pain group. Lumbar multifidis and erector spine muscles were much reduced in the chronic low back pain group, too. (4) Vancouver chiropractic patients with sarcopenia deal with back pain and other issues that chiropractic treats.

SARCOPENIA PAIN AND OTHER ISSUES’ EFFECTS

Vancouver Disc Centers has males and females with sarcopenia and other spinal problems in its Vancouver 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 decreased body weight, body mass, grip strength, and walking distance. These patients experienced pain more acutely. (5) Your Vancouver chiropractor knows this and gently manages their experience of pain and its source with gentle chiropractic treatment and exercise.

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers for back pain issues associated with sarcopenia and degenerated back muscles. Aging, back pain and degeneration don’t have to prevent you from enjoying your life!

Vancouver Disc Centers relieves a lot of back pain and sees a lot of related sarcopenia and back muscle degeneration. 
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