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Carrolltown Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions produce smiles. 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation who cares for many Carrolltown back pain sufferers. It is a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit up straight.


When someone is depressed or just in a down mood, how can you tell? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and reduce 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 beneficial. 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 used 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 self-focus, decrease negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to foster resilience to stress. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees firsthand how emotions impact Carrolltown chiropractic patients, especially Carrolltown 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 uncommon. In an electromyographic study of back muscles, it was found that negative emotions raised differential back muscle activity while positive emotions didn’t. The muscles were left alone, not having to respond at all. (3) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine does not need any additional stimuli. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers gentle Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to lessen the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and find a way to make you smile! 

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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