Vancouver Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Vancouver ladies, this one is for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have unlike issues to deal with when it involves their bodies. Of course! Vancouver Spine Care Centre recognizes these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Vancouver chiropractic male and female patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates the differences but focuses on an interesting finding about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues like Vancouver back pain.


Vancouver Spine Care Centre marvels at the connections researchers create! Researchers have verified how grip strength is a sign 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 faced poor quality of life insofar as 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre notices these tests interesting for Vancouver chiropractic patients and is really drawn to what hand-grip strength reveals about Vancouver 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 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 likely to experience low back pain. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre does many tests as part of the Vancouver chiropractic examination; now you know why! Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 better quality of life so she could return to walking in the park. What a joy!

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment (or schedule one for the favorite lady in your life!) today to get some Vancouver chiropractic information about maintaining and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Vancouver chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well improve! 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre measures the Vancouver handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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