Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions make us
smile. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are
the outer reactions we usually notice. What
about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are analyzing
these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle
reactions caught the eye of Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office who
cares for many Groton back pain sufferers. It’s a
reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to
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, tired? We have all seen this.
Upright posture does so much to increase 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 in constrast to a slumped seated
posture was found to improve self-esteem, arousal, and
mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists found 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 facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, lessen focus
on self, lower negative mood and create
a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting
upright may be a means to generate
resilience to stress. (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office sees firsthand how
emotions affect Groton chiropractic patients, especially
back pain patients who are stressed and sad.
NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES
For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not
immune to a sad mood! – body responses like slumping
are not uncommon. In a study of back muscles using electromyography found that
negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity
while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were left
alone, not having to react at all. (3) While healing, the spine of the back pain sufferer doesn’t
need any additional stimuli. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers gentle Groton
chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox®
Technic to relax its muscles and lessen its pain.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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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.
Make your Groton
chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions compel you
to slump and worsen your back pain,
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to lessen the pain, remind you
to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile!