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Watertown Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Watertown ladies, this one is for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have different issues to deal with when it involves their bodies. Of course! Watertown Wellness Center is very familiar with these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Watertown chiropractic male and female patients. Watertown Wellness Center realizes 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 like Watertown back pain.


Watertown Wellness Center admires the connections researchers make! Researchers have documented how grip strength is a sign 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 suggests 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 connection to health is its ability to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition decreases(3) Watertown Wellness Center notices these tests interesting for Watertown chiropractic patients and is really drawn to what hand-grip strength reveals about Watertown 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 had low hand-grip strength and a low physical active level were more likely to have low back pain. (4) Watertown Wellness Center does many tests during the Watertown chiropractic examination; now you know why! Watertown Wellness 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 improved quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a joy!

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