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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit fuzzy headed. Cognitive impairment and back pain go hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t an issue you would think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Vancouver chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Vancouver Disc Centers carefully observes our Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients for their handling of the condition. Some are fine; others struggle a bit. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in controlling.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is an expanding concern globally 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 experienced mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, easy 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 demonstrated some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic plays a key role in back pain management. Vancouver Disc Centers works to reduce the back pain with our Vancouver 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 issue linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Vancouver 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, an analysis of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it lessened 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 Vancouver Disc Centers has not 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 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 enhances 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 managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many parts 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 integration to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not odd. Vancouver Disc Centers offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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