McHenry ladies, this one’s
for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have unlike
issues to deal with when it comes to their bodies. Of
course! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic recognizes these
differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various
hurting states of our McHenry chiropractic male and
female patients. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic realizes the
differences but highlights in this article an interesting finding about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health
issues like McHenry back pain.
GRIP STRENGTH AND HEALTH
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic marvels at the connections
researchers create! Researchers have documented
how grip strength is an indicator of an assortment
of health issues. One is anemia. Anemia bothers 13.9% of elderly
people. Hand-grip strength and anemia in women is inversely connected.
Low hand-grip strength suggests 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 capacity to monitor cognitive decline in adults
over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition decreases. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notices these
tests interesting for McHenry chiropractic
patients and is really drawn to what
hand-grip strength says about McHenry back pain!
GRIP STRENGTH AND BACK PAIN
Another connection is made among
back pain, hand-grip strength and a woman’s physical activity level in an
over-50-year-old woman. Researchers tested the hand-grip strength
of women. Each hand was tested with a dynamometer tool. Low hand-grip strength
was defined as low grip strength of the woman’s dominant hand.
A highly physical woman was described as one who did
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 experience low back pain. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does many tests during the McHenry chiropractic examination; now you know
why! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic doesn’t want to miss anything!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 delight!
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic
(or schedule one for the beloved lady in your life!) today to get some McHenry
chiropractic tips in how to maintain and even improve your hand-grip strength with exercise and McHenry
chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase!
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