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Colorado Springs Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence 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 studying these. A new study regarding emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR who cares for many Colorado Springs back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to look at 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 have all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and decrease 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 beneficial. Upright seated posture in constrast 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 suggested in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, reduce focus on self, decrease negative mood and produce a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to foster resilience to stress. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR notices firsthand how emotions affect Colorado Springs chiropractic patients, particularly Colorado Springs back pain patients who are stressed and sad.


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 increased differential back muscle activity while positive emotions did not. The muscles were left alone, not having to react at all. (3) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any additional stimuli. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers gentle Colorado Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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 describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management benefits aback pain patient’s spine, muscle, and system.  

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and worsen your back pain, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to ease the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to say!), and get you to smile! 

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