Emotions influence the way the mind and body
react. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are
the outer reactions we usually notice. What
about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are studying
these. A new study about emotions and back muscle
reactions caught the eye of Most Chiropractic Clinic who
cares for many Murfreesboro 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 down mood,
what does their body usually look like? Slumped forward,
eyes to the ground, tired? We have all seen this.
Upright posture does so much to improve 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 discovered that upright seated postures are beneficial.
Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated
posture was found to raise self-esteem, arousal, and
mood as well as decrease fear. Linguists found 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 in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, decrease focus
on self, decrease negative mood and produce
a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting
upright may be a means to foster
resilience to stress. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic notices firsthand how
emotions affect Murfreesboro chiropractic patients, especially
stressed, sad Murfreesboro 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 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 left
alone, not having to respond at all. (3) When healing, the back pain
sufferer’s spine doesn’t
need any additional stimuli. Most Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle Murfreesboro
chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox®
Technic to calm its muscles and reduce its pain.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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.
Set up your Murfreesboro
chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain,
Most Chiropractic Clinic 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!