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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling a bit foggy. Cognitive impairment and back pain come together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Tonawanda chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation carefully observes our Tonawanda back pain and neck pain patients for their handling of the condition. Some are ok; others struggle a bit. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in managing.


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 as a result of physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Particularly, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were found to also experience mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, easy screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find 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. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation works to reduce the back pain with our Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.


Researchers explained chronic stress as a possible issue associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Tonawanda chiropractic patients know the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects known to be related to its powerful antioxidant quality, a study of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it lessened anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers clarified that the bee pollen decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation caused by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation has not heard of often!


Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to ancient 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 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 useful agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares 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 illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not unusual. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
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