Memory and back
pain. Back pain and cognition. Is there a link?
Ask any Auburn back pain sufferer who’s had the pain
for a while, and you will hear just how the mind and memory just
do not seem to function like normal when pain is in
play. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands. Back pain specialists like yours at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understand this connection. Pain disturbs
the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to decrease
the pain, and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. may propose some curcumin to aid
in the pain relief…and memory and cognition improvement.
CURCUMIN FOR MEMORY ISSUES
Chronic pain sufferers know
that their pain influences their quality of life. It slows them
down. It holds them back. They also experience stress because
of their chronic pain and non-pain-related issues
which worsens their symptoms. It’s a vicious
cycle. These pain and stress feelings alongside emotions,
learning, and memory are managed by the hippocampus.
Neuropathic pain impacts the nervous system, and hippocampal
neurogenesis, its growth and development of nervous tissue, is aggravated
by stress. (1) To fight this negative effect on
the nervous system, researchers are researching
nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin eased chronic pain
and enhanced cognitive impairment and memory deficit associated
with long-term sciatic nerve constriction. Researchers explain that hippocampal neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity
improvements may be acknowledged, so we will just thank them (and be grateful that researchers understand the
process!) instead of working to fully get them
ourselves. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. treats many Auburn
leg pain patients and their pain relief due to a compressed and
irritated sciatic nerve. Curcumin may improve both memory and
CURCUMIN FOR SCIATICA
There is compelling
evidence that curcumin plays an important part in the
treatment of pathological pain stemming from sciatic nerve injury,
neuropathy and such. (3) Current drugs for acute pain (opioids,
NSAIDs, acetaminophen and such) help but come with side-effects
(renal, liver, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal) and have a
potential for abuse. This stimulated a few researchers
to look at curcumin more closely. Curcumin is reported
to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic pain-reducing effects…without the
side-effects. (4) Other researchers discovered that nanocurcumin (a
soluble form of curcumin) ended pain-related behavior, reduced
inflammatory markers and enhanced memory deficient and spatial
learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be appropriate
for your Auburn back pain condition, too. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will explore this with you at your next Auburn chiropractic visit.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the benefit of nutrition in the care of Auburn back pain and sciatica in The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Auburn chiropractic appointment today. Chiropractic
care for sciatica and chronic-pain-related memory and
cognition problems may be better managed with
the addition of curcumin. Let’s talk about it at
your next appointment.