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Montreal 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 observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic who cares for many Montreal 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 down 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 improve positivity and decrease 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 beneficial. Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated posture was noted to improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as decrease fear. Linguists found that slumped posture people used fewer and more negative emotion 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, decrease negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees firsthand how emotions affect Montreal chiropractic patients, particularly Montreal back pain patients who are stressed and sad.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a down mood! – physical 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 does not need any extra stimuli. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle Montreal chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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 Montreal chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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! 

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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