Manchester 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 together for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t a topic you would think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Manchester chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries carefully observes our Manchester back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are ok; others struggle a bit. 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 an expanding 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 stated 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 detected, cognitive impairment may be confronted by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which demonstrated some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays a key role in back pain management. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries works to decrease the back pain with our Manchester 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 possible issue associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Manchester chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects reported to be related to its powerful antioxidant quality, an analysis of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it decreased 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 new approach Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health goes back into ancient 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 described as enhancing 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 useful agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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.

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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 help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Manchester chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not unusual. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

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