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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain May Leave Your Cognition A Bit Fuzzy Bee Pollen May be of Help

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat unclear. Cognitive impairment and back pain go together for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Spinal Care Clinic carefully observes our Burlington and Hamilton 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. New studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in managing.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is an expanding concern around the world as the world’s population ages. Dementia has been linked to lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis had 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 demonstrated some beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play an integral role in back pain management. Spinal Care Clinic works to reduce the back pain with our Burlington and Hamilton 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 issue associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects identified to be related to its powerful antioxidant quality, a study of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it decreased anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers explained that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation caused by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach Spinal Care 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 described as enhancing 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 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) Spinal Care Clinic presents 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t odd. Spinal Care Clinic offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Spinal Care 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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