Georgetown Handgrip Strength Tells A Lot about a Woman!

January 15, 2019

Georgetown ladies, this article’s for you (and those who care about you!). Men and women have different issues to deal with when it comes to their bodies. Naturally! Dr. Butwell is very familiar with these differences when it comes to treating the spines and their various hurting states of our Georgetown chiropractic male and female patients. Dr. Butwell realizes 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 like Georgetown back pain.


Dr. Butwell is amazed at the connections researchers create! Researchers have documented how grip strength is an indicator of an assortment 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 indicates anemia. (1) Another issue is that women with low hand-grip strength experienced poor quality of life as it concerns mobility, usual activities and pain/discomfort dimensions(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 declines(3) Dr. Butwell finds these tests interesting for Georgetown chiropractic patients and is quite interested in what hand-grip strength says about Georgetown 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 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) Dr. Butwell does many tests during the Georgetown chiropractic examination; now you know why! Dr. Butwell does not want to miss a thing!

CONTACT Dr. Butwell

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 better quality of life so she could once again walk in the park. What a delight!

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