Easley ladies, this one’s for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have unlike issues to contend with when it comes to their bodies. Naturally! Young Chiropractic is very familiar with these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Easley chiropractic male and female patients. Young Chiropractic realizes the differences but highlights in this article an interesting discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues including Easley back pain.
GRIP STRENGTH AND HEALTH
Young Chiropractic admires the connections researchers create! Researchers have described how grip strength is a sign of a variety of health issues. One is anemia. Anemia affects 13.9% of elderly people. Hand-grip strength and anemia in women is inversely connected. Low hand-grip strength indicates anemia. (1) Another matter is that women with low hand-grip strength report poor quality of life as far as mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort dimensions. (2) A third hand-grip strength connection to health is its ability to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength declines; cognition declines. (3) Young Chiropractic finds these tests interesting for Easley chiropractic patients and is quite interested in what hand-grip strength says about Easley back pain!
GRIP STRENGTH AND BACK PAIN
Another connection is formulated among back pain, hand-grip strength and a woman’s physical activity level in an over-50-year-old woman. Researchers checked the hand-grip strength of women. Each hand was tested with a dynamometer tool. Low hand-grip strength was classified as low grip strength of the woman’s dominant hand. A highly physical woman was described as one who performed muscle-strengthening exercise at least 3 days a week. Women who had low hand-grip strength and a low physical active level were more probable to have low back pain. (4) Young Chiropractic does many tests as part of the Easley chiropractic examination; now you know why! Young Chiropractic doesn’t want to miss a thing!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Wanda Lopez on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about a woman with back pain she helped with back pain relief and better quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a joy!
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment
(or schedule one for the beloved lady in your life!) today to get some Easley chiropractic tips in how to maintain and even improve your hand-grip strength with exercise and Easley chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase!