Richmond Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

January 15, 2019

Richmond ladies, this one’s for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have different issues to contend with when it involves their bodies. Of course! Johnson Chiropractic is very familiar with these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various injured states of our Richmond chiropractic male and female patients. Johnson Chiropractic is aware of the differences but focuses on an interesting finding about women’s hand-grip strength - not just her grip on a purse either! - and health issues like Richmond back pain.


Johnson Chiropractic marvels at 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 connected. Low hand-grip strength suggests anemia. (1) Another issue is that women with low hand-grip strength report poor quality of life insofar as 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) Johnson Chiropractic finds these tests interesting for Richmond chiropractic patients and is quite interested in what hand-grip strength says about Richmond 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 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) Johnson Chiropractic does many tests during the Richmond chiropractic examination; now you know why! Johnson Chiropractic doesn’t 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 return to walking in the park. What a delight!

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