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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit unclear. Cognitive impairment and back pain come together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you would think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Pensacola chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center watchfully observes our Pensacola back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are fine; others struggle a bit. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. New studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in helping.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing concern around the world as the world’s population ages. Dementia has been associated with 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 experienced mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find cognitive impairment. Once detected, cognitive impairment may be confronted by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which showed some beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays a key role in back pain management. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works to decrease the back pain with our Pensacola 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 possible issue associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Pensacola chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with spine-related pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects reported 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 clarified that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That is a new approach Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 a treasure trove 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 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 valuable agent for treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not unusual. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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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