Plainville Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are studying these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the eye of Layden Chiropractic who cares for many Plainville back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.

EMOTIONS AFFECT POSTURE

When someone is depressed or just in a sad mood, how can you tell? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We have all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and decrease fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well influence emotional reactions! In an interesting twist in this story of the relationship between muscular states and emotions, researchers found that upright seated postures are advantageous. Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated posture was noted to improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists found that slumped posture people spoke with fewer and more negative emotion words than upright posture people. They therefore recommended in their study to sit upright when facing a stressful situation as it can maintain self-esteem, decrease focus on self, lower negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be a means to generate resilience to stress. (2) Layden Chiropractic notices firsthand how emotions affect Plainville chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Plainville back pain patients.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a down mood! – physical responses like slumping are not unusual. In a study of back muscles using electromyography found that negative emotions raised differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were undisturbed, not having to respond at all. (3) When healing, the spine of the back pain sufferer does not need any more stimuli. Layden Chiropractic offers gentle Plainville chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to relax its muscles and reduce its pain.

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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 benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management benefits aback pain patient’s spine, muscle, and system.  

Make your Plainville chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Layden Chiropractic is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and find a way to make you smile! 

 
Layden Chiropractic encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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