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
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
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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!