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

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

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. Specifically, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis had mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently detect cognitive impairment. Once found, 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 is ready to play an integral role in back pain management. Malverne Health & Wellness works to decrease the back pain with our Malverne chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing 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. (Malverne chiropractic patients know 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 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 is a novel approach Malverne Health & Wellness hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health goes back into old, old times. The important 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 described as enhancing 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 ameliorates 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 valuable agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t odd. Malverne Health & Wellness offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Malverne Health & Wellness presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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