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

November 30, 2021

Back pain can leave its sufferer feeling somewhat foggy. Cognitive impairment and back pain come together for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you’d think “chiropractic,” but it is an issue your Augusta chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic watchfully observes our Augusta back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are fine; others struggle a bit. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies talk about bee pollen as being beneficial in helping.


Degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine is an expanding concern globally 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 had mild cognitive impairment. (1) Brief, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently find cognitive impairment. Once found, cognitive impairment may be confronted 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works to reduce the back pain with our Augusta chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of decreasing the cognitive dysfunction brought on by the stress of pain.


Researchers explained chronic stress as a possible problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Augusta chiropractic patients know the stress that comes with back pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects reported 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 explained that the bee pollen reduced oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a new approach Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has not heard of often!


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 useful agent for treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to help with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers aren’t unusual. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

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