West Palm Beach Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions make us smile. Sad emotions produce frowns. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly observe. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Moses Chiropractic who cares for many West Palm Beach back pain sufferers. It is a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.


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 increase positivity and reduce 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 discovered that upright seated postures are advantageous. 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 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 in a stressful situation as it can maintain self-esteem, decrease focus on self, decrease negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be a means to foster resilience to stress. (2) Moses Chiropractic notices firsthand how emotions affect West Palm Beach chiropractic patients, especially West Palm Beach back pain patients who are stressed and down.


For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a sad mood! – physical responses like slumping are not unusual. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were undisturbed, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the spine of the back pain sufferer does not need any more stimuli. Moses Chiropractic offers gentle West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic to relax its muscles and reduce 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain, Moses Chiropractic is here to ease the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and find a way to make you smile! 

Moses Chiropractic encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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