Fernandina Beach Back Muscles Relax with Happy Emotions

Emotions impact our mind and body reactions. Happy emotions make us smile. Sad emotions make us frown. These reactions are the outer reactions we usually see. What about other emotional, inner reactions? Researchers are analyzing these. A new study about emotions and back muscle reactions caught the eye of Amelia Chiropractic Clinic who cares for many Fernandina Beach 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, tired? We have all seen this. Upright posture does so much to improve 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 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 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 maintain self-esteem, decrease focus on self, decrease negative mood and produce a positive mood. Speech rate increased, too. Sitting upright may be just the way to generate resilience to stress. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees firsthand how emotions affect Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients, especially stressed, sad Fernandina Beach back pain patients.


For back pain sufferers – who are certainly not immune to a sad mood! – body 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) When healing, the back pain sufferer’s spine doesn’t need any additional stimuli. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle Fernandina Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation in the form of 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment now. If stress or emotions compel you to slump and aggravate your back pain, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to lessen the pain, remind you to sit up straight (like your parents used to tell you!), and get you to smile! 

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