Memory and back pain. Cognition and back pain. Is there a link? Ask any Nashua back pain sufferer who’s had the pain for some time, and you will hear just how the mind and memory just don’t seem to work like normal when pain is on the mind. Moriarty Chiropractic gets it. Back pain specialists like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic understand this connection. Pain disturbs the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to reduce the pain, and Moriarty Chiropractic may propose some curcumin to aid in the pain relief…and memory and cognition recovery.
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 deal with stress because of their chronic pain and non-pain-related problems which exacerbates their symptoms. It is a nasty cycle. These pain and stress feelings alongside emotions, learning, and memory are managed by the hippocampus. Neuropathic pain impacts the nervous system, and hippocampal neurogenesis, its growth and development of nervous tissue, is exacerbated by stress. (1) To push back against this negative effect on the nervous system, researchers are looking to nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin eased chronic pain and improved cognitive impairment and memory deficit linked to long-term sciatic nerve constriction. Researchers describe how hippocampal neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity improvements may be acknowledged, so we’ll just thank them (and be grateful that researchers know the process!) instead of working to fully get them ourselves. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic cares for many Nashua leg pain patients and their pain relief due to a compressed and irritated sciatic nerve. Curcumin may help both memory and sciatica!
CURCUMIN FOR SCIATICA
There is compelling evidence that curcumin has an important role in the treatment of pathological pain stemming from sciatic nerve injury, neuropathy and such. (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 some 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, reduced inflammatory markers and improved memory deficient and spatial learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be appropriate for your Nashua back pain condition, too. Moriarty Chiropractic will explore this with you at your next Nashua 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 illustrates the benefit of nutrition in the care of Nashua back pain and sciatica in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. Chiropractic care for sciatica and chronic-pain-related memory and cognition issues may be better helped by adding curcumin. Let’s talk about it at your next appointment.