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Colorado Springs 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 go together for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you would think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Colorado Springs chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR watchfully observes our Colorado Springs 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. New studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in helping.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing concern globally 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 stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis experienced mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple 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 showed some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays an integral role in back pain management. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR works to reduce the back pain with our Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction exacerbated by the stress of pain.

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, ANXIETY

Researchers explained chronic stress as a potential issue linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Colorado Springs chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with spine-related 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 reduced 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has not heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to old, old 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 reported to enhance 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 little 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 useful agent for treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 incorporation to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not unusual. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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