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Malverne Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions make us smile. Sad emotions produce frowns. 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 Malverne Health & Wellness who cares for many Malverne back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.

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, fatigued? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and decrease fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well influence emotional reactions! In an interesting twist in this story of 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 raise self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as reduce fear. Linguists noted that slumped posture people spoke with fewer and more negative emotion words than upright posture people. They therefore recommended in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce self-focus, decrease negative mood and produce a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness notices firsthand how emotions impact Malverne chiropractic patients, particularly Malverne back pain patients who are stressed and sad.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AFFECT BACK MUSCLES

For back pain sufferers – who are surely not immune to a down mood! – body responses like slumping are not uncommon. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions did not. The muscles were undisturbed, not having to react at all. (3) While healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine does not need any additional stimuli. Malverne Health & Wellness offers gentle Malverne chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to relax 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.  

Make your Malverne chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and aggravate your back pain, Malverne Health & Wellness is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

 
Malverne Health & Wellness encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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