West Des Moines Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

West Des Moines ladies, this article’s for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have different issues to deal with when it involves their bodies. Naturally! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recognizes these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our West Des Moines chiropractic male and female patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa realizes the differences but focuses on a fascinating discovery about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues like West Des Moines back pain.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa admires the connections researchers make! Researchers have documented 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 related. Low hand-grip strength suggests anemia. (1) Another matter is that women with low hand-grip strength report poor quality of life as it concerns mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort aspects(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 declines(3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa finds these tests interesting for West Des Moines chiropractic patients and is very drawn to what hand-grip strength says about West Des Moines 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 defined 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 probable to experience low back pain. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa does many tests as part of the West Des Moines chiropractic examination; now you know why! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa does not want to miss a thing!

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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 once again walk in the park. What a joy!

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