Oxford Back Pain May Leave Your Cognition A Bit Foggy Bee Pollen May be of Help

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit unclear. Cognitive impairment and back pain go hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s an issue your Oxford chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Satterwhite Chiropractic carefully observes our Oxford back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are fine; 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 an expanding concern around the world as the world’s population grows older. Dementia has been associated with lumbar degenerative disc disease as a result of physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Particularly, one study reported that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were found to also experience mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, easy screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently detect cognitive impairment. Once detected, 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 plays an integral role in back pain management. Satterwhite Chiropractic works to reduce the back pain with our Oxford chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction exacerbated 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. (Oxford chiropractic patients know 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 produced by immobilization stress. (3) That is a new approach Satterwhite Chiropractic has not 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 a treasure trove 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 a variety of 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 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 valuable agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 Oxford chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

Satterwhite 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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