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
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 back pain
sufferer’s spine 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.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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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.
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!