Eugene Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Eugene ladies, this one’s for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have different issues to contend with when it comes to their bodies. Of course! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recognizes these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Eugene chiropractic male and female patients. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic grasps 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 including Eugene back pain.


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is amazed at the connections researchers make! Researchers have described 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 associated. Low hand-grip strength indicates anemia. (1) Another issue is that women with low hand-grip strength report poor quality of life as it concerns mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort aspects(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 declines; cognition decreases(3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic notices these tests interesting for Eugene chiropractic patients and is very interested in what hand-grip strength reveals about Eugene 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 defined as low grip strength of the woman’s dominant hand. A highly physical woman was defined as one who performed muscle-strengthening exercise at least 3 days a week. Women who tested with low hand-grip strength and a low physical active level were more probable to have low back pain. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic does many tests during the Eugene chiropractic examination; now you know why! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 assisted with back pain relief and improved quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a joy!

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment (or schedule one for the favorite lady in your life!) now to get some Eugene chiropractic tips in maintaining and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Eugene chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well improve! 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic measures the Eugene handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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