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Fort Wayne Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence the way the mind and body react. Happy emotions make us smile. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly see. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A recent study regarding emotions and back muscle reactions captured the eye of Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc who cares for many Fort Wayne back pain sufferers. It’s 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, what does their body usually look like? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, tired? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to increase positivity and decrease fatigue and anxiety. (1) Body posture may well impact emotional reactions! An interesting development regarding the 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 noted to improve self-esteem, arousal, and mood as well as decrease fear. Linguists found 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 facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce focus on self, lower negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be a means to generate resilience to stress. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc notices firsthand how emotions impact Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Fort Wayne back pain patients.


For back pain sufferers – who are surely not immune to a sad 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 left alone, not having to respond at all. (3) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine does not need any more stimuli. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers gentle Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic to calm 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and worsen your back pain, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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! 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to bolster healing from back pain.  
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