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Nashua 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 a bit unclear. Cognitive impairment and back pain go hand in hand for some. Cognitive impairment is not an issue you would think “chiropractic,” but it’s an issue your Nashua chiropractor thinks about as it’s seen in low back pain patients. Moriarty Chiropractic carefully observes our Nashua back pain and neck pain patients for their managing the condition. Some are fine; others have a little trouble. We will be sure to help with any issues like this. Recent studies discuss how bee pollen may be beneficial in helping.


Lumbar spine degenerated disc disease is a growing concern around the world as the world’s population grows older. Dementia has been linked to lumbar degenerative disc disease due to physical dysfunction, quality of life, and pain. Particularly, 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 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 plays an integral role in back pain management. Moriarty Chiropractic works to reduce the back pain with our Nashua chiropractic treatment plan in hopes of reducing the cognitive dysfunction triggered by the stress of pain.


Researchers explained chronic stress as a potential problem linked to anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. (Nashua chiropractic patients understand 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 decreased oxidative damage and neuroinflammation produced by immobilization stress. (3) That’s a new approach Moriarty Chiropractic has not heard of often!


Bee pollen’s use in public health dates back to ancient times. The significant health and medicinal properties make it full 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 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 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 valuable agent for treating cognitive dysfunction. (5) Moriarty Chiropractic presents findings like this as spine pain, back pain, neck pain, etc., are complex conditions involving many factors 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 deal with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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