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Murfreesboro Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

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.


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.


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 spine of the back pain sufferer 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.

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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.  

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! 

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