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Brooks Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

Brooks ladies, this one is for you (and those who love you!). Men and women have unlike issues to deal with when it involves their bodies. Naturally! Soft Health and Healing Clinic is very familiar with these differences when it has to do with treating the spines and their various injured states of our Brooks chiropractic male and female patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is aware of 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 including Brooks back pain.


Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 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 link to health is its capacity to monitor cognitive decline in adults over 60 years old. Hand-grip strength decreases; cognition decreases(3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic notices these tests interesting for Brooks chiropractic patients and is really interested in what hand-grip strength says about Brooks 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 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic does many tests as part of the Brooks chiropractic examination; now you know why! Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 Brooks chiropractic appointment (or schedule one for the beloved lady in your life!) now to get some Brooks chiropractic tips in maintaining and even improving your hand-grip strength with exercise and Brooks chiropractic care. Your quality of life may well improve! 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic measures the Brooks handgrip strength of female patients as a marker of back pain and much more! 
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