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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat foggy. Cognitive impairment and back pain go together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is a topic your Sandy Springs chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Cross Chiropractic Center carefully observes our Sandy Springs back pain and neck pain patients for their handling of the condition. Some are ok; others struggle a bit. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in managing.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is a growing concern around the world as the world’s population grows older. Dementia has been linked to lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study reported that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were found to also experience mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find cognitive impairment. Once found, cognitive impairment may be challenged by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which showed some beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play a key role in back pain management. Cross Chiropractic Center works to decrease the back pain with our Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, ANXIETY

Researchers described chronic stress as a potential problem linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Sandy Springs chiropractic patients know the stress that comes with spine-related 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 decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation caused by immobilization stress. (3) That is a novel approach Cross Chiropractic Center hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health goes back into old, old times. The significant health and medicinal properties make it full of nutrition. Made of plant pollen and honeybee secretions and nectar, bee pollen has bioactive compounds including proteins, amino acids, lipids, minerals, vitamins, polyphenols, and carbohydrates. Components of bee pollen are reported to enhance various bodily functions and protect against many diseases. (4) One such disease is cognitive dysfunction. A recent report discusses the way by which bee pollen improves cognitive impairment that is brought on by “cholinergic blockade.” How? It gets down to the cellular level which is a bit complex and explainable 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 valuable agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Cross Chiropractic Center shares findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many parts which frequently call for just as many different approaches like spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, rest, etc.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 incorporation to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t odd. Cross Chiropractic Center offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

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