Lynchburg Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Lynchburg ladies, this one’s for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have unlike issues to contend with when it involves their bodies. Naturally! Palmer Chiropractic Center is very familiar with these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Lynchburg chiropractic male and female patients. Palmer Chiropractic Center grasps the differences but highlights in this article an interesting discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues including Lynchburg back pain.


Palmer Chiropractic Center is amazed at the connections researchers create! Researchers have described how grip strength is an indicator of a variety of health issues. One is anemia. Anemia affects 13.9% of elderly people. Hand-grip strength and anemia in women is inversely associated. Low hand-grip strength indicates anemia. (1) Another matter is that women with low hand-grip strength experienced poor quality of life as far as 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 decreases; cognition decreases(3) Palmer Chiropractic Center notices these tests interesting for Lynchburg chiropractic patients and is very drawn to what hand-grip strength says about Lynchburg 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 checked 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 likely to have low back pain. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center does many tests during the Lynchburg chiropractic examination; now you know why! Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 once again walk in the park. What a joy!

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