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Fort Wayne Leg Pain and Memory Benefit from Curcumin

June 08, 2021

Memory and back pain. Back pain and cognition. Is there a relationship? Ask any Fort Wayne back pain sufferer who’s had the pain for some time, and you will hear just how the mind and memory just do not seem to work like normal when pain is on the mind. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc gets it. Back pain specialists like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understand this connection. Pain disturbs the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to reduce the pain, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc may propose some curcumin to foster the pain relief…and memory and cognition recovery.


Chronic pain sufferers know that their pain affects 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 issues which exacerbates their symptoms. It’s a vicious cycle. These pain and stress feelings alongside emotions, learning, and memory are processed by the hippocampus. Neuropathic pain affects the nervous system, and hippocampal neurogenesis, its growth and development of nervous tissue, is exacerbated by stress. (1) To combat this negative effect on the nervous system, researchers are looking to nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin reduced chronic pain and enhanced 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 will just do that (and be grateful that researchers understand the process!) instead of working to totally get them ourselves. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares for many Fort Wayne leg pain patients and their pain relief due to a compressed and irritated sciatic nerve. Curcumin may improve both memory and sciatica!


There is compelling evidence that curcumin plays an important role 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 persuaded some 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) ended pain-related behavior, decreased inflammatory markers and enhanced memory deficient and spatial learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be applicable for your Fort Wayne back pain condition, too. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will explore this with you at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit.

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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 Fort Wayne back pain and sciatica in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. Chiropractic care for sciatic leg pain and chronic-pain-related memory and cognition issues may be better helped by adding curcumin. Let us talk about it at your next appointment.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares new research that explains the benefits of curcumin for leg pain reduction and memory improvement in chronic pain sufferers.