Lynchburg Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of Palmer Chiropractic Center who cares for many Lynchburg back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to look at 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, fatigued? We have all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and reduce fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well impact emotional reactions! In an interesting twist in this story of the relationship between muscular states and emotions, researchers found that upright seated postures are beneficial. Upright seated posture in constrast to a slumped seated posture was noted to raise self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists noted that slumped posture people used more negative emotion words and fewer words than upright posture people. They therefore suggested in their study to sit upright when facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce self-focus, decrease negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to foster resilience to stress. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center notices firsthand how emotions affect Lynchburg chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Lynchburg 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 an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were left alone, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the spine of the back pain sufferer doesn’t need any extra stimuli. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers gentle Lynchburg chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen its pain.

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and worsen your back pain, Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and get you to smile! 

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