Buffalo, NY 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 most commonly notice. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A new study regarding emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of The Novelli Wellness Center who cares for many Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to consider 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, fatigued? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and reduce fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well influence emotional reactions! An interesting development regarding the the relationship between muscular states and emotions, researchers found that upright seated postures are advantageous. Upright seated posture as opposed to a slumped seated posture was found to improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists found that slumped posture people spoke with fewer and more negative emotion words than upright posture people. They therefore suggested in their study to sit upright when facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, lessen self-focus, decrease negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate rose, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center sees firsthand how emotions impact Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients, especially Buffalo, NY back pain patients who are stressed and down.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a down mood! – body responses like slumping are not uncommon. In a study of back muscles using electromyography found that negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions did not. The muscles were left alone, not having to react at all. (3) While healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any more stimuli. The Novelli Wellness Center offers gentle Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic to calm its muscles and lessen its pain.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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.  

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, The Novelli Wellness Center is here to ease the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

 
The Novelli Wellness Center encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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