Fort Wayne Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually notice. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Aaron Chiropractic Clinic who cares for many Fort Wayne back pain sufferers. It is a reminder to look at the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.


When someone is depressed or just in a sad mood, how can you tell? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, fatigued? We have all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and decrease 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 found that upright seated postures are beneficial. Upright seated posture in constrast to a slumped seated posture was noted 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 suggested in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce focus on self, lower negative mood and produce a positive mood. Speech rate rose, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to build resilience to stress. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic notices firsthand how emotions impact Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Fort Wayne back pain sufferers.


For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a down mood! – physical 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 left alone, not having to react at all. (3) While healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine does not need any extra stimuli. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation via 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.  

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and worsen your back pain, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is here to ease the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and find a way to make you smile! 

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