Back pain and Memory. Cognition and back pain. Is there a relationship? Ask any Augusta 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 on the mind. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands. Back pain specialists like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understand this connection. Pain disturbs the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to decrease the pain, and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic may propose some curcumin to aid in the pain relief…and memory and cognition improvement.
CURCUMIN FOR MEMORY ISSUES
Chronic pain sufferers recognize that their pain influences their quality of life. It slows them down. It holds them back. They also have stress because of their chronic pain and non-pain-related issues which exacerbates their symptoms. It is a vicious cycle. These pain and stress feelings as well as emotions, learning, and memory are processed 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 looking to nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin decreased chronic pain and improved cognitive impairment and memory deficit associated with long-term sciatic nerve constriction. Researchers describe how hippocampal neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity improvements may be acknowledged, so we will just thank them (and be grateful that researchers know the process!) instead of working to fully understand them ourselves. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic cares for many Augusta leg pain patients and their pain relief due to a compressed and irritated sciatic nerve. Curcumin may improve both memory and sciatica!
CURCUMIN FOR SCIATICA
There is compelling evidence that curcumin plays an important part in the treatment of pathological pain due to sciatic nerve injury, neuropathy and the like. (3) Current drugs for acute pain (opioids, NSAIDs, acetaminophen and such) help but also have side-effects (renal, liver, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal) and hold a potential for abuse. This prompted a few researchers to study curcumin more. Curcumin is reported to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic pain-reducing effects…without the side-effects. (4) Other researchers found that nanocurcumin (a soluble form of curcumin) stopped pain-related behavior, decreased inflammatory markers and improved memory deficient and spatial learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be appropriate for your Augusta back pain condition, too. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will delve into this with you at your next Augusta chiropractic appointment.
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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 relieving treatment of Augusta back pain and sciatica in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. Chiropractic care for sciatica and chronic-pain-related memory and cognition issues may be better helped with the addition of curcumin. Let’s discuss it at your next visit.