Buffalo, NY Back Pain May Leave Your Cognition A Bit Fuzzy Bee Pollen May be of Help

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat fuzzy headed. Cognitive impairment and back pain come hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s an issue your Buffalo, NY chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. The Novelli Wellness Center carefully observes our Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain patients for their managing 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 helping.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is a growing concern around the world as the world’s population grows older. Dementia has been associated with lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study reported 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 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 is ready to play a key role in back pain management. The Novelli Wellness Center works to decrease the back pain with our Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing the cognitive dysfunction exacerbated by the stress of pain.

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, ANXIETY

Researchers described chronic stress as a potential problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients know the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects reported 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 new approach The Novelli Wellness Center hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health goes back into 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 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 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) The Novelli Wellness Center 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.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. The Novelli Wellness Center offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

The Novelli Wellness Center presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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