Emotions influence our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions make us
smile. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are
the outer reactions we most commonly observe. What
about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are analyzing
these. A new study about emotions and back muscle
reactions caught the eye of Back And Neck Care Center who
cares for many Severna Park back pain sufferers. It is 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, fatigued? We’ve all seen this.
Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and decrease
fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well influence emotional
reactions! An interesting development regarding the the relationship between muscular states and emotions,
researchers discovered 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 reduce fear. Linguists noted that
slumped posture people spoke with fewer and more negative emotion
words than upright posture
people. They therefore suggested in their study to sit
upright when facing a stressful situation as it can maintain
self-esteem, reduce self-focus, lower negative mood and create
a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting
upright may be just the way to foster
resilience to stress. (2) Back And Neck Care Center sees firsthand how
emotions impact Severna Park chiropractic patients, particularly
back pain patients who are stressed and sad.
NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES
For back pain sufferers – who are surely not
immune to a down mood! – physical 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 did not. The muscles were undisturbed, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the back pain
sufferer’s spine does not
need any more stimuli. Back And Neck Care Center offers gentle Severna Park
chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox®
Technic to calm its muscles and reduce its pain.
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benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management benefits aback
pain patient’s spine, muscle, and system.
Schedule your Severna Park
chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain,
Back And Neck Care Center is here to lessen the pain, remind you
to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile!
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