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Vancouver Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions make us smile. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually see. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Vancouver Disc Centers who cares for many Vancouver back pain sufferers. It is 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 down mood, what does their body usually look like? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and decrease fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well impact emotional reactions! In an interesting twist in this story of the relationship between muscular states and emotions, researchers found that upright seated postures are beneficial. Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated posture was noted 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 suggested in their study to sit upright when facing a stressful situation as it can maintain self-esteem, lessen focus on self, decrease negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to foster resilience to stress. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers notices firsthand how emotions affect Vancouver chiropractic patients, particularly Vancouver back pain patients who are stressed and down.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a sad mood! – physical responses like slumping are not uncommon. 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) While healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine does not need any additional stimuli. Vancouver Disc Centers offers gentle Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen its pain.

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Vancouver Disc Centers is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and get you to smile! 

 
Vancouver Disc Centers encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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