Eugene Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are examining these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic who cares for many Eugene 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 sad mood, how can you tell? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and reduce fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well impact 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 in constrast to a slumped seated posture was noted to raise self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists found 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 in a stressful situation as it can maintain self-esteem, lessen self-focus, decrease negative mood and produce a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees firsthand how emotions affect Eugene chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Eugene back pain sufferers.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a sad mood! – physical responses like slumping are not unusual. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions raised differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were left alone, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the spine of the back pain patient doesn’t need any extra stimuli. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle Eugene chiropractic spinal manipulation via 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.  

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain, Rethwill 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! 

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