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West Palm Beach Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly notice. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are studying these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of Chiropractic Care who cares for many West Palm Beach back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to look at the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit up straight.

EMOTIONS AFFECT POSTURE

When someone is depressed or just in a sad mood, what does their body usually look like? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and reduce fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well influence emotional reactions! An interesting development regarding the 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 raise self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as decrease fear. Linguists found that slumped posture people used fewer and more negative emotion words than upright posture people. They therefore recommended in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, lessen focus on self, lower negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate rose, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to generate resilience to stress. (2) Chiropractic Care notices firsthand how emotions impact West Palm Beach chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad West Palm Beach back pain sufferers.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a sad mood! – body responses like slumping are not uncommon. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions raised differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were left alone, not having to respond at all. (3) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any additional stimuli. Chiropractic Care offers gentle West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen its pain.

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management benefits aback pain patient’s spine, muscle, and system.  

Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain, Chiropractic Care is here to ease the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and find a way to make you smile! 

 
Chiropractic Care encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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