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McHenry Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

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.


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!


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!

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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 delight!

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment (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! 
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic measures the McHenry handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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