Call us to set up an appointment! 225-618-8016

New Roads 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 go hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not a topic you would think “chiropractic,” but it is a topic your New Roads chiropractor thinks about as it is seen in low back pain patients. New Roads Chiropractic Center carefully observes our New Roads back pain and neck pain patients for their handling of the condition. Some are ok; others have a little trouble. We’ll be sure to help with any issues like this. New studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in helping.


Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing concern globally as the world’s population ages. Dementia has been associated with lumbar degenerative disc disease as a result of physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Specifically, one study reported that 41% of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were found to also experience mild cognitive impairment. (1) Short, simple screening tests and questionnaires can efficiently detect cognitive impairment. Once detected, cognitive impairment may be challenged by interventions like cognitive stimulation and training, exercise, medications, and supplements which demonstrated 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center works to decrease the back pain with our New Roads chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction triggered by the stress of pain.


Researchers described chronic stress as a possible problem associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (New Roads chiropractic patients understand the stress that comes with spine-related pain!) With bee pollen’s therapeutic effects reported to be related to its powerful antioxidant quality, a study of Anatolian bee pollen’s effect on depression and anxiety found that it reduced anxiety-like behavior in the study’s rats. The researchers explained that the bee pollen decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a novel approach New Roads Chiropractic Center hasn’t heard of often!


Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to ancient times. The significant 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 described as enhancing 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 ameliorates 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 managing cognitive dysfunction. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many factors which frequently call for just as many different approaches like spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, rest, etc.

CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center

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 incorporation to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment now. Back pain and the cognitive challenge it often triggers are not odd. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers many ways to fight both. Contact us today!

New Roads Chiropractic Center presents info on the benefits of bee pollen on cognitive function that may be impaired when dealing with back pain.
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."