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Baton Rouge Leg Pain and Memory Benefit from Curcumin

June 08, 2021

Memory and back pain. Back pain and cognition. Is there a relationship? Ask any Baton Rouge back pain sufferer who has had the pain for some time, and you will hear just how the mind and memory just don’t seem to function like normal when pain is on the mind. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understands. Back pain specialists like yours at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understand this connection. Pain disturbs the brain and its memory function. Chiropractic care works to decrease the pain, and Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers may suggest some curcumin to foster the pain relief…and memory and cognition improvement.


Chronic pain sufferers recognize that their pain influences their quality of life. It slows them down. It holds them back. They also have 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 impacts the nervous system, and hippocampal neurogenesis, its growth and development of nervous tissue, is exacerbated by stress. (1) To fight this negative effect on the nervous system, researchers are studying nutrients like curcumin. Curcumin decreased chronic pain and enhanced cognitive impairment and memory deficit linked to long-term sciatic nerve constriction. Researchers explain that hippocampal neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity improvements may be acknowledged, so we will just thank them (and be grateful that researchers know the process!) instead of working to totally get them ourselves. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers treats many Baton Rouge leg pain patients and their pain relief from a compressed and irritated sciatic nerve. Curcumin may improve both memory and sciatica!


There is compelling evidence that curcumin plays an important part in the treatment of pathological pain due to sciatic nerve injury, neuropathy and such. (3) Current drugs for acute pain (opioids, NSAIDs, acetaminophen and such) help but come with side-effects (renal, liver, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal) and hold a potential for abuse. This stimulated some researchers to look at curcumin more closely. 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) prevented pain-related behavior, decreased inflammatory markers and improved memory deficient and spatial learning in chronically constricted rats. (5) Curcumin may be appropriate for your Baton Rouge back pain condition, too. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will explore this with you at your next Baton Rouge 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 describes the benefit of nutrition in the care of Baton Rouge back pain and sciatica in The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Chiropractic care for sciatica and chronic-pain-related memory and cognition problems may be better managed with the addition of curcumin. Let’s discuss it at your next appointment.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares new research that describes the benefits of curcumin for leg pain reduction and memory improvement in chronic pain sufferers.