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Sitka Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Sitka ladies, this one is for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have different issues to contend with when it involves their bodies. Naturally! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is very familiar with these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Sitka chiropractic male and female patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka grasps the differences but highlights in this article a fascinating finding about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues like Sitka back pain.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka marvels at the connections researchers make! Researchers have described 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 issue 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 link to health is its ability to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength declines; cognition declines(3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka notices these tests interesting for Sitka chiropractic patients and is really drawn to what hand-grip strength reveals about Sitka 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 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 described as one who did 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka does many tests as part of the Sitka chiropractic examination; now you know why! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 helped with back pain relief and improved quality of life so she could return to walking in the park. What a delight!

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment (or schedule one for the favorite lady in your life!) now to get some Sitka chiropractic information about how to maintain and even improve your hand-grip strength with exercise and Sitka chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well increase! 
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka measures the Sitka handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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