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

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat fuzzy headed. Cognitive impairment and back pain come hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment isn’t an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your Carrolltown chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation watchfully observes our Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are ok; others struggle a bit. We’ll be sure to help with any issues like this. New studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in controlling.


Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is a growing concern around the world as the world’s population ages. Dementia has been linked to lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study stated that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis had mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently detect cognitive impairment. Once found, cognitive impairment may be challenged by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which demonstrated some good effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play an integral role in back pain management. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works to reduce the back pain with our Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing the cognitive dysfunction exacerbated by the stress of pain.


Researchers described chronic stress as a potential problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Carrolltown chiropractic patients know the stress that comes with back 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 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has not heard of often!


Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to ancient 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 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 enhances 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 valuable agent for managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t odd. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

Gormish Chiropractic & 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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