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Auburn Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions influence our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions produce smiles. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we most commonly observe. What about other emotional, inside reactions? Researchers are examining these. A recent study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. who cares for many Auburn back pain sufferers. It’s a reminder to consider the whole person - mind and body! – and to sit upright.


When someone is depressed or just in a down mood, how can you tell? Slumped forward, eyes to the ground, fatigued? 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! An interesting development regarding the the relationship between muscular states and emotions, researchers discovered that upright seated postures are beneficial. Upright seated posture in constrast 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 spoke with more negative emotion words and fewer words than upright posture people. They therefore suggested in their study to sit upright when facing a stressful situation as it can keep self-esteem in check, decrease focus on self, lower negative mood and create a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be a means to build resilience to stress. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees firsthand how emotions affect Auburn chiropractic patients, especially Auburn back pain patients who are stressed and sad.


For back pain sufferers – who are certainly 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 raised 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 doesn’t need any more stimuli. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers gentle Auburn 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.  

Set up your Auburn chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here to ease the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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