Augusta ladies, this one’s for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have different issues to deal with when it comes to their bodies. Naturally! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is very familiar with these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Augusta chiropractic male and female patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates the differences but focuses on an interesting discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues like Augusta back pain.
GRIP STRENGTH AND HEALTH
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic admires the connections researchers create! Researchers have documented how grip strength is an indicator of a variety 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 indicates anemia. (1) Another matter 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 link to health is its ability to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition declines. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic finds these tests interesting for Augusta chiropractic patients and is really interested in what hand-grip strength says about Augusta back pain!
GRIP STRENGTH AND BACK PAIN
Another connection is crafted 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 classified 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 had low hand-grip strength and a low physical active level were more probable to experience low back pain. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic does many tests during the Augusta chiropractic examination; now you know why! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 improved quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a delight!
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment
(or schedule one for the beloved lady in your life!) today to get some Augusta chiropractic tips in maintaining and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Augusta chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase!