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Auburn 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 come together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it’s a topic your Auburn chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. watchfully observes our Auburn back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are fine; others struggle a bit. We’ll be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in controlling.


Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is a growing concern around the world 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. Particularly, one study reported 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 detected, cognitive impairment may be confronted 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. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. works to reduce the back pain with our Auburn chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.


Researchers explained chronic stress as a possible problem linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Auburn chiropractic patients understand 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 explained that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation caused by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. hasn’t heard of often!


Bee pollen’s use in public health goes back into ancient times. The significant health and medicinal properties make it full 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 describes 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
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