Plainville Back Pain May Leave Your Cognition A Bit Fuzzy Bee Pollen May be of Help

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit foggy. Cognitive impairment and back pain come hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your Plainville chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Layden Chiropractic carefully observes our Plainville back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are ok; others have a little trouble. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in managing.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing concern globally as the world’s population ages. Dementia has been associated with lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Particularly, one study reported that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis had mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, easy screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find cognitive impairment. Once found, cognitive impairment may be confronted by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which demonstrated some beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays a key role in back pain management. Layden Chiropractic works to reduce the back pain with our Plainville chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, ANXIETY

Researchers explained chronic stress as a possible issue linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Plainville chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects known to be related to its powerful antioxidant quality, a study of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it lessened anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers clarified that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a new approach Layden Chiropractic hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to ancient times. The important health and medicinal properties make it a treasure trove of nutrition. Made of plant pollen and honeybee secretions and nectar, bee pollen contains bioactive compounds including proteins, amino acids, lipids, minerals, vitamins, polyphenols, and carbohydrates. Components of bee pollen are described as enhancing various bodily functions and protect against many diseases. (4) One such disease is cognitive dysfunction. A recent report describes the way by which bee pollen enhances cognitive impairment that is brought on by “cholinergic blockade.” How? It gets down to the cellular level which is a bit complex and explicable by an alphabet soup of proteins like proBNDF, tPa, ERK-CREB, Akt-GSK-3. Bottomline: The researchers end up suggesting that bee pollen would be a useful agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Layden Chiropractic shares findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many parts which oftentimes call for just as many different approaches like spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, rest, etc.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Plainville chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not odd. Layden Chiropractic offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Layden Chiropractic shares info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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