West Des Moines 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 together for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your West Des Moines chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa watchfully observes our West Des Moines 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. New studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in controlling.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing 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. Particularly, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were found to also experience mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find cognitive impairment. Once found, 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. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works to decrease the back pain with our West Des Moines 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 problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (West Des Moines 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 clarified that the bee pollen decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That is a new approach Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has not 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 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 various bodily functions and protect against many diseases. (4) One such disease is cognitive dysfunction. A recent report discusses the way by which bee pollen improves cognitive impairment that is brought on by “cholinergic blockade.” How? It gets down to the cellular level which is a bit 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 treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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