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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit fuzzy headed. Cognitive impairment and back pain come together for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your Pflugerville chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center carefully observes our Pflugerville 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. New studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in controlling.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine 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 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 found, cognitive impairment may be challenged by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which showed some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays a key role in back pain management. Pflugerville Wellness Center works to decrease the back pain with our Pflugerville 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 problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Pflugerville 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, an analysis 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 reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 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 a variety of 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 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many factors which oftentimes 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 incorporation to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not unusual. Pflugerville Wellness Center offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Pflugerville Wellness 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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