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Largo 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 usually observe. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are examining these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions captured the attention of Hollstrom & Associates Inc who cares for many Largo 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, fatigued? We’ve all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve positivity and reduce 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 discovered that upright seated postures are advantageous. Upright seated posture in constrast to a slumped seated posture was found to raise 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 suggested in their study to sit upright when in a stressful situation as it can maintain self-esteem, decrease focus on self, decrease negative mood and generate a positive mood. Speech rate improved, too. Sitting upright may be a means to generate resilience to stress. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees firsthand how emotions affect Largo chiropractic patients, particularly Largo 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 unusual. In a study of back muscles using electromyography 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) While healing, the spine of the back pain sufferer doesn’t need any extra stimuli. Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers gentle Largo 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 describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management benefits aback pain patient’s spine, muscle, and system.  

Make your Largo chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions make you slump and aggravate your back pain, Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to ease the pain, prompt you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages a positive outlook and upright body position to enhance healing from back pain.  
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