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Vancouver Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Vancouver ladies, this one is for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have unlike issues to contend with when it involves their bodies. Of course! Vancouver Disc Centers is very familiar with these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various injured states of our Vancouver chiropractic male and female patients. Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Vancouver back pain.

GRIP STRENGTH AND HEALTH

Vancouver Disc Centers marvels at the connections researchers make! Researchers have described 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 related. Low hand-grip strength indicates anemia. (1) Another matter is that women with low hand-grip strength experienced poor quality of life insofar as mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort dimensions(2) A third hand-grip strength link to health is its capacity to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition decreases(3) Vancouver Disc Centers notices these tests interesting for Vancouver chiropractic patients and is really interested in what hand-grip strength says about Vancouver 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 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 described 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 Disc Centers does many tests as part of the Vancouver chiropractic examination; now you know why! Vancouver Disc Centers does not 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 delight!

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