Minster Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Minster ladies, this one is for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have different issues to deal with when it comes to their bodies. Of course! Minster Chiropractic Center knows these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Minster chiropractic male and female patients. Minster Chiropractic Center appreciates the differences but highlights in this article a fascinating discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues including Minster back pain.


Minster Chiropractic Center marvels at the connections researchers make! Researchers have documented 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 report poor quality of life insofar as mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort dimensions(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 declines(3) Minster Chiropractic Center finds these tests interesting for Minster chiropractic patients and is really drawn to what hand-grip strength says about Minster 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 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 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) Minster Chiropractic Center does many tests as part of the Minster chiropractic examination; now you know why! Minster 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 improved quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a delight!

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