Severna Park Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

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.


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 Severna Park back pain patients who are stressed and sad.


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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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the 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! 

Back And Neck Care Center encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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