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Manahawkin 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 hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is a topic your Manahawkin chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center carefully observes our Manahawkin 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 talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in managing.


Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is an expanding concern around the world as the world’s population ages. 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 experienced mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple 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 beneficial effects on patients’ physical and cognitive function though not curative. (2) Chiropractic is ready to play an integral role in back pain management. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works to decrease the back pain with our Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.


Researchers explained chronic stress as a possible issue linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Manahawkin 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 decreased anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers clarified that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 described as enhancing a variety of bodily functions and protect against many diseases. (4) One such disease is cognitive dysfunction. A recent report describes 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 bit 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 useful agent for treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares 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 incorporation to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not odd. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers many ways to combat both. Contact us today!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
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