Back pain and Memory. Cognition and back pain. Is there a link? Ask any Easley back pain sufferer who has had the pain for some time, and you will hear just how the mind and memory just do not seem to function like normal when pain is on the mind. Young Chiropractic understands. Back pain specialists like yours at Young Chiropractic understand this connection. Pain disturbs the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to decrease the pain, and Young Chiropractic may propose some curcumin to aid in the pain relief…and memory and cognition recovery.
CURCUMIN FOR MEMORY ISSUES
Chronic pain sufferers know that their pain affects their quality of life. It slows them down. It holds them back. They also experience stress due to their chronic pain and non-pain-related issues which exacerbates their symptoms. It is a nasty cycle. These pain and stress feelings as well as 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 aggravated by stress. (1) To combat this negative effect on the nervous system, researchers are researching nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin reduced chronic pain and enhanced 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 understand the process!) instead of working to fully get them ourselves. (2) Young Chiropractic cares for many Easley 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 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 come with side-effects (renal, liver, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal) and have a potential for abuse. This stimulated a few researchers to study curcumin more. Curcumin is said to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic pain-reducing effects…without the side-effects. (4) Other researchers found that nanocurcumin (a soluble form of curcumin) prevented pain-related behavior, reduced inflammatory markers and enhanced memory deficient and spatial learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be appropriate for your Easley back pain condition, too. Young Chiropractic will delve into this with you at your next Easley 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 Easley back pain and sciatica in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment soon. Chiropractic care for sciatica and chronic-pain-related memory and cognition problems may be better managed by adding curcumin. Let’s discuss it at your next appointment.