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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat foggy. Cognitive impairment and back pain go together for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s an issue your Montreal chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic watchfully observes our Montreal back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are ok; others have a little trouble. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in helping.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND BACK PAIN

Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is an expanding concern globally as the world’s population grows older. Dementia has been linked to lumbar degenerative disc disease as a result of physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis had mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, easy 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 beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play a key role in back pain management. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic works to decrease the back pain with our Montreal chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, ANXIETY

Researchers explained chronic stress as a potential problem linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Montreal 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, a study 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 produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a new approach Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic hasn’t heard of often!

BEE POLLEN FOR COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION

Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to old, old 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 discusses 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 treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many factors 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 help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Montreal chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
 
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