Oxford Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are studying these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the eye of Satterwhite Chiropractic who cares for many Oxford back pain sufferers. It’s 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, 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 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 found to raise self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists found that slumped posture people used more negative emotion words and fewer 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 focus on self, decrease negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate rose, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to generate resilience to stress. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic sees firsthand how emotions affect Oxford chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Oxford back pain sufferers.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are surely not immune to a sad mood! – body responses like slumping are not unusual. 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 more stimuli. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers gentle Oxford chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to relax 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.  

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and aggravate your back pain, Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to ease the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and find a way to make you smile! 

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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