Sandy Springs Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions make us smile. 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 caught the attention of Cross Chiropractic Center who cares for many Sandy Springs 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, what does their body usually look like? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, fatigued? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve 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 beneficial. Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated posture was found to improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce 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 facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce focus on self, lower negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center sees firsthand how emotions affect Sandy Springs chiropractic patients, particularly stressed, sad Sandy Springs back pain patients.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are surely not immune to a down mood! – body responses like slumping are not uncommon. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions did not. The muscles were left alone, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any extra stimuli. Cross Chiropractic Center offers gentle Sandy Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen its pain.

CONTACT Cross 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.  

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and worsen your back pain, Cross Chiropractic Center is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

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