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.
GRIP STRENGTH AND HEALTH
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!
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 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!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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
(or schedule one for the favorite lady in your life!) now to get some Eugene
chiropractic information about maintaining
and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Eugene
chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase!
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