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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat fuzzy headed. Cognitive impairment and back pain come together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s an issue your Fernandina Beach chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic watchfully observes our Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain patients for their handling of 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 helping.

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. Particularly, one study reported that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis experienced mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, 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 demonstrated some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play an integral role in back pain management. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic works to decrease the back pain with our Fernandina Beach 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. (Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients know 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 reduced anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers explained that the bee pollen decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a new approach Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has not 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 contains 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 describes the way by which bee pollen ameliorates cognitive impairment that is brought on by “cholinergic blockade.” How? It gets down to the cellular level which is a little 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 treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many factors 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t odd. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

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