Paramus Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually see. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are examining these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center who cares for many Paramus back pain sufferers. It is a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.

EMOTIONS AFFECT POSTURE

When someone is depressed or just in a down mood, how can you tell? 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 improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists noted that slumped posture people spoke with more negative emotion words and fewer words than upright posture people. They therefore recommended in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce focus on self, lower negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be a means to foster resilience to stress. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center notices firsthand how emotions impact Paramus chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Paramus back pain patients.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly 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 didn’t. The muscles were undisturbed, not having to respond at all. (3) While healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any additional stimuli. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers gentle Paramus chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen 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.  

Set up your Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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! 

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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